Klein Systems Group announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland, to install the KleinPort Port Management Information System. Belfast Harbour Commissioners selected Klein as the system supplier after an extensive public tendering process for a new port management system.
The Harbour will use KleinPort to manage and track its vessel operations and services, record cargo data, generate billing and execute data analysis and reporting.
Pete Behrendt, Managing Director of Klein Systems stated: “We are very pleased that Belfast Harbour has recognized the potential to improve the port’s operational efficiency with KleinPort.”
Trevor Anderson, Operations Director, Belfast Harbour, said: “Belfast Harbour had identified a need for a new Port Management Information System and had a clear vision of what this should do to best support the needs of the Port and its customers. Klein Systems demonstrated that their solution best meets all of our needs, marrying together innovation, technology, and cutting edge industry processes.”
KleinPort is one of the most advanced port management systems available today and is expected to significantly increase the efficiency of the harbour. Klein Systems Group Ltd. is a Saab Defence and Security company, and a leading provider of Maritime Enterprise Software.
Belfast Harbour is Northern Ireland’s principal maritime gateway and logistics hub, serving the Northern Ireland economy and increasingly that of the Republic of Ireland.
Klein Systems Group is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the Prince Rupert Port Authority to install the KleinPort Port Management Information System. The Port Authority will be using KleinPort to manage and track its operational activities and cargo data, generate billing for services and charges and perform in depth data analysis and reporting.
Pete Behrendt, Managing Director of Klein Systems stated: “As a BC company, we are very pleased to welcome Prince Rupert Port Authority as our 1st BC port customer, joining our community of over 35 clients that are running Klein software around the world.”
Don Krusel, President & CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority, said: “We selected Klein for its port industry experience and its proven ability to deliver comprehensive port management solutions.”
KleinPort is one of the most advanced port management systems available today and is expected to significantly increase the efficiency of the Port Authority. Klein Systems Group Ltd. (KSG), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saab Group, and a leading provider of Maritime Enterprise Software.
Klein Systems Group Ltd. (KSG), hosted a Customer Advisory Group (CAG) and Technical User Group (TUG) meeting in Brisbane, Australia from October 22nd to 24th, 2014. The annual event was supported by organizations with responsibility for more than 50 ports including representatives from Darwin Port Corp., Flinders Ports Pty Ltd., Fremantle Ports Authority, Maritime Safety Queensland, Pilbara Ports Authority (both Dampier and Port Hedland) and PNG Ports Corp. Ltd. In addition, representatives of Gladstone Port Corp. Ltd. and the Port Authority of New South Wales attended Day 2 of the CAG as guests.
The CAG forum provides Klein user organizations with an open forum to discuss issues, trends, share experiences and vote on the roadmap and direction of Klein solutions.
Each participating Port presented their recent operational and administrative activities and indicated how KleinPort was used to assist in these areas while Klein presented the latest product release and showcased the possibilities of integrated port solutions for greater efficiency including the addition of Saab capabilities for landside security, underwater vehicles, hydrography, piloting and communications solutions to the well-known integrated Vessel Traffic and Port Management offerings.
“This event is a great opportunity for us to understand the needs of our users and also for the expert community to share experiences,” said Peter Behrendt, Klein Systems Managing Director, “We couldn’t ask for a better two-way exchange of ideas.”
The group agreed to schedule the next CAG and TUG event for August 2015, to be hosted in Darwin, Australia and to start planning for May 2016 in Vancouver, Canada to coincide with the the scheduled International Harbour Masters Association Congress.
For additional information contact: Charles Paterson at cpaterson@http://ksg.armadillostudios.ca/.