January 23, 2017
As of January 1st, 2017 the Curacao Ports Authority (CPA), and its tug operating affiliate KTK, are officially in production with their new KleinPort port management information system. CPA and KTK are using the KleinPort system to schedule, manage and track vessel operations, allocate tugs, pilots and other services, generate billing and execute data analysis and reporting. CPA selected Saab as the system supplier in June 2016 after an extensive public tendering process for a new port management system. The elapsed time from contract award to system acceptance was less than six months.
Urvin Inocente, CPA IT Manager and Project Manager, says, “The implementation could not have gone smoother and remained exactly on budget. Saab was able to meet or exceed the project schedule time lines and their engineers and trainers were exceptional. The system is so well integrated that we are able to invoice for services within minutes of completion of operational activities. The use of mobile applications with our pilots and on our tugs and pilot boats has significantly enhanced overall efficiencies. We have incorporated the system schedule information into our website harbour traffic portal at hms.curports.com and this is used by all port stakeholders. We expect to move forward with Phase II system enhancements early in 2017.”
“KleinPort is one of the most advanced port management information systems available today and is expected to significantly increase the efficiency of the port authority”, says Peter Behrendt, Managing Director of Saab Technologies Ltd.
The Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) manages all ports of Curaçao’s ports and also owns the container and cruise terminal and most of the wharves and properties adjacent to the harbor, which are leased to private operators. CPA also coordinates pilotage and regulates all vessel movements in the ports. Moreover, CPA is responsible for commercial developments of the ports and for overseas promotion.
KleinPort is a product of the Maritime Traffic Management product area of Saab.
July 19, 2016
Defence and security company Saab has been awarded a contract from the Curacao Ports Authority to install the latest version of Saab’s KleinPort for the Authority’s new Harbour Management System.
Curacao Ports will be using KleinPort to manage its multi-harbour operations. System functionality includes the scheduling of vessel traffic and services, the dispatch of pilots and tugs, the recording of cargo data, full tariff billing and provision of comprehensive management reporting.
“Curacao Ports required a new harbour management system that also met the needs of its tug subsidiary, KTK. We had a number of specific requirements including vessel scheduling at the different harbours on the island as well as mobile access for tugs, pilot boats and pilots. In addition, accounts for the port and tug company had to be segregated for invoicing and reporting. The proven KleinPort product was able to deliver all of our required functionality and Saab provided very effective best practices guidance as a result of their years of experience in the industry”, said Urvin Inocente, IT Manager, Curacao Ports Authority.
“KleinPort is one of the most advanced port management information systems available today and is expected to significantly increase the efficiency of the harbours”, says Anders Carp, head of business unit Traffic Management within Saab business area Surveillance.
The Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) manages all of Curaçao’s ports. CPA owns the container and cruise terminal, most of the wharves and properties adjacent to the harbour, which are leased to private operators. CPA also coordinates pilotage and regulates all vessel movements in the ports. Moreover, CPA is responsible for commercial development of the ports and for overseas promotion.
KleinPort is a product of the Maritime Traffic Management product area of Saab, a leading provider of Maritime Enterprise Software.
June 30, 2016
From May 25th to May 27th, 2016, Saab Technologies Ltd. hosted its annual KleinPort Customer Advisory Group (CAG) meetings and Technical User Group (TUG) meetings in Vancouver, Canada. The meetings were timed to precede the International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) 2016 Congress held in Vancouver the following week.
Many attendees commented on the benefits of collaborating with a community of experts and active users of the KleinPort system as well as sharing common business problems and solutions in the general port management arena. Throughout the events, discussions were wide ranging including cross-port communication in addition to new interfaces and features.
For the first time, both TUG and the first day of CAG were webcasted to customers who were unable to attend in-person. Saab was pleased with the online turnout, and will continue to offer and improve the webcast experience in the future.
The 2017 KleinPort Customer Advisory Group meetings are planned for Los Angeles, USA with final dates to be confirmed. “This year we had senior customer representatives from Australia, North America, and Europe; our most diverse turnout yet,” said Peter Behrendt, Saab Technologies’ Managing Director. “The engagement of the attendees and the quality of discussion was superb, giving us valuable insight into our customer’s challenges and their visions for their ports.”
Saab Technologies Ltd. is part of the Maritime Traffic Management product area of Saab and a leading provider of Maritime Enterprise Software.