The U.S. Coast Guard‘s Great Lakes pilotage division and Canada’s Great Lakes Pilotage Authority haveÂ awarded SaabÂ separate contracts forÂ its KleinPilotÂ pilot management system.
KleinPilotÂ will replace the current Saab-developed pilot management system and support theÂ two organizations plusÂ three Great Lakes pilotage associations in the U.S., Saab said Thursday.
The company added that the new system will work to help the organizations coordinate and manage the dispatchÂ of marine pilots around the Great Lakes, as well as automatically applyÂ billing based onÂ applicable tariffs.
The company saidÂ itÂ will manage and host the system on a secured site to support dataÂ security and confidentiality.
Saab also noted that KleinPilotÂ isÂ patterned after the N-Tier management information system platform and features a Web-based user interface with portals for agents toÂ checkÂ assignment status and send pilotage requests and for pilots to store job information, submit time cards and acceptÂ assignments.
The new system willÂ go live in March 2017 in time forÂ the startÂ of the Great Lakes navigation season.