Saab | Maritime Vessel Traffic Management Systems for Ports

Saab Maritime Traffic Management delivers a wide range of integrated solutions to maritime users around the world. These solutions allow our customers to:
  • run efficient ports;
  • manage safety and efficiency of traffic on waterways;
  • protect the environment;
  • support law enforcement and coast guards;
  • perform underwater surveys; and
  • perform precise navigation.
Fairway to Freeway
For operations in a port to run like clockwork, each process in handling a ship’s visit must be well planned, with all of the services and resources available just in time. Saab’s Fairway to Freeway concept aims to do that by linking various solutions together, enabling them to profit from information that would otherwise not be available.
One stop shopping
Outside our Maritime Traffic Management department, we have many other Saab solutions available, from communications to incident management, from underwater vehicles to patrol aircraft. And it does not stop there. Not only does Saab provide solutions, we are also a systems’ integrator, providing fixed date / fixed price systems. Our solutions seldom work in isolation. With Saab you have the certainty that if it can work together, it will.


The V3000 VTMIS is a proven solution for Vessel Traffic Services for a wide range of systems. Easily scalable from single radar, single display solutions to multiple traffic centres with extensive radar and AIS networks at national levels. Feature...

Platform Protection

Saab’s platform protection solutions provide continuous real-time monitoring for hazardous situations and warn well in time of impending collisions. A system you can rely on Reliability is the most important factor in alerting. Each and...


The right Port Management Information System (PMIS) can have a significant positive impact on the daily operation of the port by giving users the information, notifications and analysis they need, when they need it. Exchanging timely, accurate...


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. Agents,...


The CoastWatch Coastal Surveillance Network (CoastWatch/CSN) is a software platform which can be used in many different marine applications: AIS Networks Coastal Surveillance Sea Traffic Management CoastWatch/CSN provides a robust, scalable and...

R40 AIS Base Station

The R40 Base Station from Saab is the main component of a Physical AIS Shore Station as defined by IALA. Its main purpose is to receive data from and transmit data to AIS equipped vessels, travelling within the coverage area of the Base Station....

R5 SOLID AIS Transponder

The R5 Solid is a single box solution for Automatic Identification System (AIS) on board a vessel. 

R5 SUPREME AIS Transponder

The Saab R5 Supreme AIS system is designed for SOLAS vessels. It fully utilizes our fifth generation transponder technology, building on the success of the R4 AIS system, which is in operation aboard some 20,000 ships worldwide.

R5 SUPREME W-AIS Transponder

The R5 SUPREME S W-AIS System is based on the R5 SUPREME AIS product, but offers great benefits for qualified customers. In addition to working as a Class A transponder, it will give access to other modes of operation, enabling encrypted communication...

R4A mk II airborne AIS Transponder

The AIS technology is not only for maritime vessels, it can also be used on board aircraft, provided that it is airworthy. Saab's R4A  MkII – Airborne AIS Transponder can be used for sea surveillance, search and rescue and other...


The IMO-compliant Saab Navigation systems have been the top choice for professional mariners for close to a decade. Saab offers the R5 generation of type approved GNSS and DGNSS Navigation solutions, either as standalone systems or as an addition...


The R5 RIC Radar Interface Computer features cutting edge signal acquisition and processing for high resolution digital radar video. The platform has flexible interfaces so radars from a variety of manufactures can be used with the R5 RIC Radar...


Qimera guides the hydrographic processor through data processing steps, simplifying what has traditionally been a complicated process. It’s unique IO Balanced Multi-Core Engine is specifically designed to process bathymetry data as rapidly...


QINSy is a hydrographic data acquisition, navigation and processing software package. The suite of applications can be used for various types of surveys, ranging from simple single beam surveys up to complex offshore construction and engineering...


Qastor is a precise marine navigation, piloting and vessel docking software, primarily designed as an ECS for marine piloting operations. Qastor has also proven to be a useful navigation tool in several other fields including Ship Trials, Oil...


The strength of Qarto is the very fast and automated ENC production. Qarto makes possible the short turnaround times from survey to chart that are necessary for the safe operation of the busy waterways e.g. the Port of Rotterdam.


Fledermaus is the industry leading interactive 4D geospatial processing and analysis tool. With the release of Version 7 we have moved this to the next dimension: the addition of a fully integrated time reference allowing users to work in a true...


The new and lightweight ADX XR - Extreme Reliability - provides the highest possible level of accuracy and reliability for PPU, Portable Pilot Unit, applications. Operated independently, the ADX performs even better than most ship-installed gyros,...

ADX Duo Portable Pilot Unit

The ADX DUO is designed to provide highly accurate and reliable navigation data for safe manoeuvring at a lower price point. Using the ADX DUO PPU system, the pilot gains accurate and reliable navigation data 100% independently of the ship’s...

ADQ-2 AIS Pilot Plug

ADQ-2 is the ultimate tool for wireless connection to a professional pilot’s ECS using the onboard AIS pilot plug. ADQ-2 also provides independent Rate of Turn. ADQ-2 utilizes industry standard Bluetooth (Class 1) and WLAN 802.11b/g for...

Federal Grant to Power Baltimore’s Eco-Drive

  08 Jan 2019

The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded US$2.4 million to the Port of Baltimore, in order to repower marine engines and upgrade the equipment used for moving cargo

Saab to Strengthen Security of Shanghai Port

  17 Dec 2018

Saab, a provider of security solutions, has agreed to renew and extend the Vessel Traffic Management Information System at the world’s largest container port in Shanghai, China

Baltimore Shattering Records After Port Upgrades

  27 Nov 2017

The Port of Baltimore has witnessed record growth after recent upgrades that have been made to the container port, according to CBS Baltimore.

Port of Baltimore Signs Saab for Systems Upgrade

  12 Oct 2017

Saab has been awarded a contract by the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) in the US to provide Saab’s information management system KleinPort

Adani Group to Make Saab Fighter Jets In India

  05 Sep 2017

Adani Group, owner of India’s largest private port developer Adani Ports, and Swedish defence company Saab have announced a plan to collaborate in defence in India.

Saab Upgrades US and Canadian Great Lakes Systems

  15 Jun 2017

The Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority and the Great Lakes Pilotage Division of the United States Coast Guard have opened the 2017 shipping season using their upgraded Great Lakes Pilot Management System based on the latest version of Saab’s KleinPilot

New Port Management System Impresses in Curacao

  24 Jan 2017

The Curacao Ports Authority (CPA), and its tug operating affiliate KTK, have officially started production with their new KleinPort port management information system to schedule, manage and track vessel operations, allocate tugs, pilots and other services, as well as generate billing and execute data analysis and reporting

Saab’s KleinPilot to Improve Port Safety

  19 Dec 2016

The Port Authority of New South Wales has awarded Saab a contract to implement a new KleinPilot pilot dispatch application for Sydney Harbour and Port Botany

Saab to Supply Top Technology to Curaçao

  20 Jul 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

Saab in Double US Contract Win

  20 May 2016

Defence and security company Saab has been awarded separate contracts from the Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority and the Great Lakes Pilotage Division of the US Coast Guard

Saab Technologies
P.O. Box 717
7300 AS Apeldoorn
The Netherlands

Contact Name: Huub van Roosmalen
Tel: +31 543 2500
Fax: +31 543 2537
Twitter: @Saab

Delivering products and services for Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON), Port Planning, Design, Dredging & Construction, Geospatial Mapping and Bathymetry Systems, GIS, Terminal Logistics, Resource Management, Software, System Integration, VTS, AtoN and PMIS, AIS, GPS, Radar, Thermal Imaging, VHF, Visual Displays, VTMIS.

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