Friday, 4 January 2019

Cargo Reporting With Proforma Charges like Demurrage

Proforma Invoices

It is possible in Master Terminal to produce a cargo report that includes proforma charge amounts for any configured invoice line. This means that charges like storage can be included in a cargo report.

If you have an invoice license with invoicing configured, you can configured proforma invoices, you do not need a cash license to do this.

See a previous blog post Blog Post - Proforma Invoices

Proforma invoicing is cargo only at the time of this blog post.

Proforma invoicing does not create any permanent records in the database, it is purely read only; but does use the full cargo invoicing configuration.

In Report Maintenance a Proforma Invoice Report can be configured.

The parameters can be configured to include voyage, BOL and cargo Id(s).

This means that it is possible to put a proforma invoice report in the JMT WebPortal that lets the user enter a cargo id and see how much the cargo is going to cost.

Because the report view includes full cargo details it is possible to create a cargo report that lists normal cargo details plus the proforma cost of any configured charge, the report can be configured to filter by certain charges like storage.

Automated Proforma Reporting

The Cargo Id parameter allows a comma separated list of Ids to be entered this makes the report multi cargo.

A new enhancement allows a cargo selector query to be chosen for the report that will put the IDs of the select query results into the cargo ids parameter. This allows proforma costs to be included on automated reporting.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Season’s Greetings from the Master Terminal team

Here in New Zealand, we are celebrating our main holiday season.  Rest assured we will still be on deck to answer your calls and questions throughout our holiday period. 

For those celebrating with us, we hope you have wonderful time with family and friends and come back refreshed and ready for a new and exciting year! 

No matter where you are in the world, we look forward to being of service to you and wish you a prosperous 2019.


The Master Terminal Dev team

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Modify Action Added to the Voyage User-Defined EDI File

The modify (M) action is now available to the Voyage user‑defined EDI file.

The modify action enables you to update specified voyage data without overwriting existing voyage data.

When the Action in the file is:
  • M, only the fields specified in the Voyage user-defined EDI file will be updated in the database, all the other fields remain unchanged.
  • U, all data for that voyage will be deleted and replaced with the data in the Voyage user-defined EDI file.

The following example shows the use of the modify action to update the arrival and departure dates and times of a voyage.

Load a Voyage user‑defined EDI file to modify the arrival and departure dates and times of the voyage.

After you verify and load the file to the database, the arrival and departure dates and times of the voyage are updated.

This enhancement is available in Master Terminal

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Vehicle Visit Record Packages

Vehicle visit record (VVR) packages let you automatically e-mail multiple reports to multiple recipients when a vehicle road exits from the gate.

VVR packages work in a similar way to other report packages; you can configure the required e-mail details, report templates, and selection criteria.

When a vehicle road exit occurs, the VVR packages are searched to find the package whose criteria make it the best match for the cargo item being received or released. If a match is found, that package is used to generate an e-mail to the specified recipients. The e-mail body is populated with the fields specified in the package, and reports are attached based on the package's selected report templates.

>>To define a VVR package
  1. Set up report templates for the reports that you want to include in the VVR package by using the Report Runner screen. The reports must be based on the Cargo Report or Vehicle Visit Details report types. Ensure that the required users have access to the report template.
  2. Open the Package Maintenance screen and then click the New toolbar button. The Package Configuration screen is then displayed.
  3. In the Type combo box, select the Vehicle Visit Report Package item. The Criteria group box is then displayed, as shown in the following diagram.

  4. In the Criteria group box, specify the terminals to monitor and then click the Criteria  Selection button, to specify a description of the cargo that triggers this VVR package.
  5. Use the Package Detail sheet to name the VVR package. In the Criteria group box, specify the terminals to monitor and then click the Criteria  Selection button, to specify the cargo‑matching criteria that the system uses to determine which VVR package to generate.

  6. On the Email Detail sheet, specify the e‑mail recipients of the VVR package.
  7. On the Email Fields sheet, optionally specify the cargo item fields that you want to include in the e‑mail message body.
  8. On the Report Detail sheet, optionally select the reports that you want to include in the VVR package. (Only those reports to which you have access and that are based on the Cargo Report or Vehicle Visit Details report types are listed.)
  9. Click the Save toolbar button, to save the package.
The VVR package is then displayed on the Package Maintenance screen. After you save your VVR package, the system automatically creates and activates a scheduled task to generate that VVR package. Ensure that your background processes include active Event Requests, Reports, and Email(Send) controllers. 

This enhancement is available in Master Terminal

Friday, 19 October 2018

Billing by Location

Some cargo transactions are stamped with the location of the event that the transaction represents.

The following are the transaction types that have a yard location.


It is now possible to use the location on the transaction as part of the invoice line mapping.

In cargo invoice allocations the configuration includes 'Source Terminal Area'.

The  'Source Terminal Area' will now match to the terminal area of the transaction's location.

This feature is available in Master Terminal 851.240