When the status of Cargo, equipment, machines, etc. is changed during operations, the changes can be recorded with timestamp. Events are billable and can be searched and integrated with 3rd party financial applications.
Group types and Groups with names and descriptions can be defined to create categories of Bill Of Lading, Cargo, equipment, entities, commodities, etc. Grouping helps in pre-planning e.g. grouping cargo and equipment with similar destinations, help in consolidation.
Logistics facilities typically handle multiple modes of transport, depending on the nature of the business. The typical Transport modes that can be configured include ships, rail, and roads, with each having their specific properties.
Cargoes and Equipment
Every logistics facility business is different and primarily manages various freight/cargoes and equipment for its customers. Any types and numbers of Cargo e.g. Bulk, Break Bulk, RORO, Project cargo, etc. and equipment e.g. Containers, Chassis, Genset, etc. can be easily configured with their attributes, dimensions, weight, etc.
All locations in a facility can be created with names and capacity e.g. Yards, Rail areas, Gate areas, Ship Berths, Truck exchange areas, Warehouses, etc. Also, virtual locations can be created that are not present physically at a facility e.g. off-site gate and off-site berths can be used to announce equipment and cargo arrivals by truck and ship.
Electronic files in CSV formats can be uploaded and extracted with field mappings to create Cargo, equipment, entities, etc. The EDI bulk payload can be utilized for announcing Preadvice cargo and equipment via Ship, Road and Rail. Similarly, the EDI files can be extracted and used to report events and inventory to stakeholders such as shipping lines, customs, etc.
Operational functions and features
MICROTOS integrates a facility operation by maintaining a real-time record of transactions for various processes e.g. Import/Export/Transhipment, Marine Berthing, Ship/Gate/Rail receive and release, Cargo Stuffing and De-stuffing, etc.
Ships can be registered in advance with dimensions and details such as ETA, ETD, AAT and can be assigned to berth locations. Ships with different structures can be created e.g. cellular, holds, and tween decks. Cargo and equipment can be assigned to a vessel for discharge/load/transshipment, which can be processed in real-time to yard or vice versa using MICROTOS application running on handheld mobile devices.