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Saab delivers Port Management Information System to the Port of Pascagoula

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Saab has successfully put its PortControl Port Management Information System (PMIS) upgrade into operation at the Port of Pascagoula, on-time and within budget. The delivery includes software for management of visits, cargo and billing, as well as an accounts receivable module. The system interfaces with the port’s accounting software.

The Port of Pascagoula is the largest full-service seaport in Mississippi with deep water access. In 2018, the total trade volume through the port was valued at 6.33 billion US dollars.

"We had to deploy the system during the port’s year-end process, and this made it especially challenging", says Tomas Hjelmberg, head of Saab's Maritime Traffic Management Department, "Teamwork with the customer and thorough training of the port’s staff ensured a smooth transition".

Delivering the software on the latest platform ensures optimal support and a better capability to meet the port’s future needs.

“It was time for us to upgrade our current software from Saab that we had been using for the past 14 years", says Joe Abston, Finance Manager of Port of Pascagoula. "With the newer software, we expect our ship management and billing processes to become the most streamlined that it has ever been by providing time saving measures and accuracy for accounting and reporting data. It is really important to have a software that fits your port rather than your port having to fit the software. We look forward to getting our customers the information and invoicing they need in a timelier manner".

About Port of Pascagoula
The Port of Pascagoula, located on the southeastern coast of Mississippi, is a full-service deep-water port with modern facilities for handling cargo from around the world. The Port’s two harbors include a combination of public and private terminals handling in excess of 32 million tons of cargo through the channel annually. The Port of Pascagoula is the largest seaport in Mississippi and ranks nationally in the top 20 ports in foreign cargo volume.

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