Curacao Ports Authority’s new port management information system proving early hit

CPA’s new KleinPort port management information system improving efficiency in its first weeks of implementation 

The implementation of Curacao Ports Authority (CPA) and its tug operating affiliate KTK new KleinPort port management information system has been deemed a huge success  

As of January 1, 2017, CPA has been using KleinPort - a product of the Maritime Traffic Management product area of Saab - to schedule, manage and track vessel operations, allocate tugs, pilots and other services, generate billing and execute data analysis and reporting. CPA selected Saab as the system supplier in June 2016. The elapsed time from contract award to system acceptance was less than six months.

Urvin Inocente, CPA IT Manager and Project Manager, said, “The implementation could not have gone smoother and remained exactly on budget. Saab was able to meet or exceed the project schedule time lines and their engineers and trainers were exceptional. The system is so well integrated that we are able to invoice for services within minutes of completion of operational activities. The use of mobile applications with our pilots and on our tugs and pilot boats has significantly enhanced overall efficiencies.  We have incorporated the system schedule information into our website harbour traffic portal at hms.curports.com and this is used by all port stakeholders. We expect to move forward with Phase II system enhancements early in 2017.”

“KleinPort is one of the most advanced port management information systems available today and is expected to significantly increase the efficiency of the port authority”, added Peter Behrendt, Managing Director of Saab Technologies Ltd.

The Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) manages all ports of Curaçao’s ports and also owns the container and cruise terminal and 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 developments of the ports and for overseas promotion.