Streamlines & & automates port expenses as well as trip estimations
Global delivery software application services company, Softship, has actually released an ingenious, online Port Cost Calculator for providers to preserve now, completely exact documents as well as complete presence of expenditures whatsoever phases of each specific port telephone call.
Thomas Wolff, Softship’s Managing Director, discusses:
“Vessels will call at many ports across the world and each port call requires a significant number of services to be provided by a large range of service providers. Multiply this by the number of vessels in an average fleet and the process quickly becomes unwieldly and error-prone. Port calls are expensive and a carrier needs to know, in advance, the anticipated cost of a call so that the overall voyage result can be accurately predicted. Carriers must also be confident that the costs they incur in port are legitimate and accurate and can be reconciled against services actually delivered for the pre-agreed tariff. Our new web-based tool – which slots seamlessly into a carrier’s own internal IT environment – streamlines this time-consuming process and injects a much higher level of confidence and accuracy into the overall port cost calculations.”
A vessel’s anticipated port tasks are pre-loaded right into the Softship Port Cost Calculator from the initial port telephone call design templates as well as unanticipated or real-time changes can be taken straight from vessel records. Based on this, the Calculator will certainly provide a listing of all anticipated costs as well as expenses. These are after that immediately put on the general trip result offering the provider complete presence over the monetary efficiency of each trip.
As the port telephone call proceeds, supplier billings are immediately integrated as well as authorized for settlement which decreases personnel time as well as mistakes. Discrepancies are recognized as well as swiftly fixed.
The Calculator incorporates effortlessly within a provider’s existing IT systems utilizing the Softship WebAPI (internet application programs user interface) as well as information is traded by basic JSON or XML data. The use these “web services” likewise helps with very easy information exchange within a provider’s very own firm as well as in between outside organization companions.
Sea News, January 13