Defence and security company Saab has been awarded a contract from the Curacao Ports Authority (CPA) to install the latest version of Saab’s KleinPort for the authority’s new harbour management system.
Curacao Ports will use 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 CPA manages all of Curacao’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.
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