Port of Halifax to add new PMIS

The Halifax Port Authority has awarded Saab a contract for the supply of a new Port Management Information System (PMIS), to be used to streamline port operations by allowing port departments, service providers and other members of the port community to more easily share information and collaborate.

The Port of Halifax is a deepwater port on the eastern seaboard of Canada and the only east coast Canadian port that can receive Ultra Class Container Vessels carrying over 10,000 TEUs. The new PMIS will automate the planning and execution of a wide variety of port operations, from vessel visit services to client contracts and billing.

“We are a data driven port. We expect the PMIS to be the single source of information that will transform our business. It will make operations transparent to all members in the port community in real time. It will also make it much easier to measure performance,” said Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO of the Halifax Port Authority.

“We decided to work with Saab because of their track record. They have the best mix of functionality, cost and proven results in the market.”

The PMIS will be delivered by Saab’s Port Management team in Vancouver and is scheduled to go live in Q4 of 2021.

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