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.
Curacao is an island just off Venezuela and an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
System functionality of KleinPort 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.
Urvin Inocente, IT Manager at Curacao Ports Authority, said: “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.”
Anders Carp, Head of Business Unit Traffic Management within Saab Business Area Surveillance, said: “KleinPort is one of the most advanced port management information systems available today and is expected to significantly increase the efficiency of the harbours.”
The Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) manages all of Curaçao’s ports.
KleinPort is a product of the Maritime Traffic Management product area of Saab, a leading provider of Maritime Enterprise Software.
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