March, 2004. The Tampa Bays Pilots Association have implemented the KlienPilot Dispatch and Billing application. The system manages the rotation and dispatch of pilots from stations at Egmont Key and the Port of Tampa Bay. A special feature concerning ‘Safety Zones’ was added to the system to keep additional vessel traffic out of specified areas when certain ship types are transiting these secure zones.

The system also identifies vessel conflicts; at double booked berths, in certain high risk channels, and for excessive vessel draft. Klein provided an Internet interface which allows pilots, agents and the general public to have different levels of secure interaction with the system. The Klein Billing module automatically creates invoices on completed pilotage jobs and interfaces this information with the existing 3rd party Financial Accounting package.