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This tab is applied to add new container numbers or to change the status and other related data for a selected container. Container details such as freight details, destination and estimated departure and arrival dates are specified here.

 

If the crate to be shipped is not due to be physically packed into a container, a container with the same number as the crate can be created and the crate can then be linked to such container number to be shipped.

 

A container is always created with a status of "Preparation". Prior to shipping crates, the crates must be linked to a container while the container still carries a status of "Preparation".

 

Once the status has been set to "Packing Completed", the linking of additional crates will be prohibited and the container is ready to be shipped. A successful shipping transaction will set the status to "Shipped".

 

On this tab the following fields can be viewed:

 

hmtoggle_plus1Add

The "Add" button is clicked to add a new container number.

Once the user types a unique container number, the "Add" button is enabled if the user has a security profile linked to the function Crating to Customer.

 

When the button is clicked, the new record is inserted into the Container table.

hmtoggle_plus1Change

The "Change" button is clicked to change details of the selected container number. The "Change" button is enabled once the user has selected a valid container number and where the user has a security profile linked to the function Crating to Customer.

 

If the container status is "S" (Shipped), changes are still allowed to all fields other than the status field.

hmtoggle_plus1Contact Person

This optional field allows for the selection of a contact person at the Transporter. The list displays the names, positions and contact details of contact persons as predefined for the Transporter in the External Organization Contact Persons function.

hmtoggle_plus1Country

This field is mandatory and values are populated from the Country table.

Once the Country is selected the address line labels will be dynamically displayed as per the predefined format defined for the specified country via the Country function.

hmtoggle_plus1City

This field provides the option to specify the destination city.

The list displays city codes, descriptions and countries from the City table. The user can change to another value at any stage.

hmtoggle_plus1Delete

The "Delete" button is clicked to delete the selected container number.

This is only permitted if the user has a security profile linked to the function Crating to Customer and where the container has a status of "P" (Preparation) where no crates have been linked to the container.

hmtoggle_plus1Delivery Address

This optional field allows the user to type up to 5 lines with a maximum of 70 characters per line to specify the delivery address. The user can change the address to another value at any stage.

hmtoggle_plus1Departure Date

This field provides a calendar where the estimated arrival date of the container can be specified. The value can be set to another date at any stage as and when required. The date can not be earlier than the estimated arrival date.

hmtoggle_plus1Estimated Arrival Date

This field provides a calendar where the estimated arrival date of the container can be specified. The value can be set to another date at any stage as and when required.  The date can not be earlier than the estimated arrival date.

hmtoggle_plus1Mass Uom

The field is applied to specify the unit of measure code in which the "Mass" of the container is expressed. The System Configuration value, "Crate Mass UOM default" is applied as the default, but the user can select another unit of measure from the list.

 

The list displays unit of measure codes and descriptions from the Unit of Measure table.

hmtoggle_plus1Mass

The field is applied to specify the mass of a container and must have a value as expressed in the "Mass UOM". The mass can be changed to another value if the actual mass is not known at the time of adding the record or it can be left as the defaulted value of 1 if the mass is not a required factor.

hmtoggle_plus1Serial Number

The field is applied to specify the actual serial number of a container and allows a value of up to 30 characters. The field is mandatory but can be changed to another value if the actual number is not known at the time of adding the record.

hmtoggle_plus1Status

This mandatory field allows for 3 options, the first  "P" (Preparation) which is always applied for creation of new container numbers.

 

Prior to shipping crates, the crates must be linked to a container while the container still carries a status of "preparation".  The shipping can then only proceed once the status has been set to the "C" (Packing Completed).

 

Status "Packing Completed" can only be set once one or more crates have been linked to the container using the "Crating and Shipping" tab. The third option, "S" (shipped) can not manually be set since only a successful shipping movement can set this status. The status can be never be changed from "S" to another status.

hmtoggle_plus1Transporter

This optional field allows for the selection of the Transporter.

 

The list displays organization codes and names from the External Organization table where the organization is a supplier (having an active supplier trading status since the Transporter is likely to Invoice the company for services rendered).

 

The user can change the value at any stage to another freight or transport agent.

hmtoggle_plus1Transporter Method

This field is applied to display the transport method for delivery of the container.

This field is populated with all valid transport methods as predefined on the table Transport Method. The field is optional.

hmtoggle_plus1Transport Notes

This optional field allows for the typing of any remarks or notes related to the transportation of the container.

It allows for the typing of up to 255 characters.

hmtoggle_plus1Vehicle Reference Number

This optional field allows for the specification of the transport vessel/vehicle's registration or reference number, whether it be transported by rail, road, sea of air.

 

A value of up to 10 characters can be added. If more detail is to be specified, the transport notes can be applied for such purpose.