The next release of Master Terminal (8.2.1) has a major enhancement to the tracking of break-bulk cargo. With the new release you will be able to track multiple actual pieces of cargo using a single cargo id. For example you may have a consignment of say 200 bundles of rebar that are not individually labelled. You will be able to create a single piece of cargo in Master Terminal and set the quantity to 200. As the bundles of rebar are received or released, the quantity will be adjusted.
To create a cargo type that can be tracked this way, just tick the “Allow Duplicate Id” field.
Now this cargo type acts just like other cargo types, except that it has a Total Quantity field that records how many items of the cargo are at the terminal.
Using the example of an export consignment of 500 bundles of rebar, I will show the process of booking, prenoting, road receival, voyage planning and loading of the consignment.
The cargo booking for 200 bundles of rebar on voyage V130705A is created.
The cargo is prenoted.
The cargo is received by truck. There may be many truck deliveries required to deliver the 200 bundles. The next screen shows gate receival of a truck with 100 bundles of rebar.
Unloading the truck with a forklift may also take multiple trips (or use more than one forklift). When the forklift driver does the pickup of the cargo from the truck, he will be able to enter the quantity being picked up.
The driver below is picking up 50 of the 100 bundles on the truck.
After completing the setdown in the yard, the forklift can return to pickup the remaining 50 bundles. At this point half of the consignment has been received and is in the yard. There is still a prenote for the remaining 100 bundles, which can be receive on another truck delivery to complete the consignment.
At this point you may decide to store the rebar in different locations. A move can be queued up to move some of the cargo. Here I am moving 100 bundles to BS2.
After the move we can see the cargo in two locations.
The rebar can be planned and loaded to a RORO type ship in the normal way. I will show a simple direct load to a vessel with holds. The Non-Planned/Non-Worked form can be used to plan the cargo to the ship, and the Lander app can be used to record the loading of the rebar.
The rebar shown below has been planned to the ship using drag and drop.
The Lander app can be used to record the load of the rebar onto the ship. Below you can see the lander is about to record a load of 50 bundles on rebar to the ship.
Looking at the NPNW form you can see that there are 50 bundles on the ship, and 50 still remaining to be loaded from the yard location BS1.
The Lander can continue to record the load until all the rebar is on the ship.
This new enhanced to the tracking of Break-Bulk is part of the Master Terminal Release 8.2.1 that is being released in early July 2013