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Saab system for Great Lakes pilots

Saab reports that it has been awarded separate contracts from the Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority and the Great Lakes Pilotage Division of the United States Coast Guard to upgrade the Great Lakes Pilot Management System to the latest version of Saab’s KleinPilot.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The new KleinPilot system will replace the existing Saab supplied system installed in 2006. It will be used by the two organisations and the three US Great Lakes pilotage associations to manage and coordinate the dispatch of marine pilots on the Great Lakes and automatically generate billing in accordance with applicable tariffs.

Saab says it will host and administer the shared system on behalf of the two organisations on a secure site to ensure the confidentiality of the parties and their data.

The KleinPilot is based on Saab’s N-Tier management information system platform and uses a web based user interface. It includes an agent web portal for agents to submit pilotage requests and monitor assignment status, and a pilot web portal (and optional iPhone application) to receive assignments, record job information and submit time cards.

The new system is scheduled to commence use in live production for the start of the Great Lakes navigation season in March 2017.{/mprestriction}

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