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Saab To Supply KleinPort Port Management System To Curaçao Ports Authority

Defence and security company Saab has been awarded a contract from the Curaçao Ports Authority to install the latest version of Saab’s KleinPort for the Authority’s new Harbour Management System.

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Curaçao Ports will be using 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.

“Curaçao 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, Curaçao 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 Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) manages all of Curaçao’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.