Curacao Ports Authority Goes Live with Saab’s KleinPort Port Management Information System

January 23, 2017

CPA Port Photo BEA_0323-21As 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.

 


Saab is Exhibiting at the American Pilots’ Association 2016 Convention

October 21, 2016

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From October 23rd to 28th, Saab Maritime Traffic Management will be exhibiting at the American Pilots’ Association 2016 Biennial Convention in Maui, Hawaii.

Saab Maritime Traffic Management will be demonstrating Saab’s KleinPilot dispatch and billing management system and AD Navigation’s ADX PPU (Portable Pilot Unit).

KleinPilot gives Pilots mobile access to the timely, accurate information they need to do their jobs. It helps Pilotages improve the efficiency of their pilot dispatching function and manage pilot rotation, activities, schedules and status. Visit our KleinPilot page for more information: KleinPilot.

The ADX PPU provides the highest level of accuracy and reliability for PPU applications. Operated independently, the ADX performs even better than most ship-installed gyros, ROT sensors, and speed logs. Visit the ADX PPU page for more information: ADX PPU.

Visit the congress website for more information about the show: 2016 APA Convention.


Saab Acquires Phaeros Group

September 2, 2016

Defence and security company Saab acquires Phaeros Group BVBA. Phaeros offers port management and terminal operating system solutions for the global market and the acquisition is in line with Saab’s strategy to grow in the maritime traffic management domain.20160831-en-1186483-546370

Phaeros’ solutions play a pivotal role in efficiently handling port operations, such as transferring cargo to and from ships. The company provides software applications dedicated to the port and cargo terminal industry and has an installed base in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australia.

“This is a strategically important, long-term deal for Saab. It strengthens our product portfolio in the terminal operating system area and provides an excellent platform from which we can build on the combined installed base and enhance our capabilities to provide leading maritime traffic management products globally,” says Anders Carp, head of business unit Traffic management.

Phaeros employs 27 people in Antwerp, Belgium and Chennai, India. The company will be integrated into Saab’s business area Surveillance, product area Maritime traffic management with its main operations in the Netherlands, Canada and Sweden. Phaeros’ products and expertise in combination with Saab’s well-known KleinPort solutions provides an excellent foundation for further growth in the port and terminal segment.

“The Phaeros team is looking forward to becoming part of Saab. We bring unique technology to the table that, integrated with Saab’s solutions, will now find much wider application in the market” says Stan De Smet, general manager of Phaeros.

Saab Maritime Traffic Management leads the way in providing safe, efficient and easily configurable solutions for port management, maritime pilot management, vessel traffic management, coastal surveillance, port security, marine geomatics and navigation.

For further information, please contact:

Saab Press Centre,
+46 (0)734 180 018
presscentre@saabgroup.com

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