Friday, 16 August 2019

Changes to the Cash Collection Screen in Release

From release one version of the Cash Collection screen only will be available.

Currently, two versions of the Cash Collection screen are available (original and current), which depend on your configuration settings.

We are both versions of the Cash Collection screens into one new version to improve the performance of the screen and to make product maintenance easier. Additionally, the new Cash Collection screen display will be simplified with no loss of functionality.

Master Terminal release is scheduled for October 2019.

Preview of the new Cash Collection Screen

The controls on the new Cash Collection screen will be the same as the controls on the current Cash Collection screen; that is, controls have not been added or removed. The difference between the current screen and new screen is how the information is displayed after you click the Calculate button.

First, the original and current screens:

The following diagram shows an example of the original Cash Collection (or Cash Receipt) screen after calculating the charges for a cargo item.

The Cash Receipt screen has some differences from the current Cash Collection screen; for example, the Even Weight by BOL, Comments, and Print Proforma Invoice buttons are not available and the calculation details are displayed in a different way.

Current Cash Collection screen (after calculating the charges for the specified cargo)

New Cash Collection screen (after calculating the charges for the same cargo as in the previous diagram)

In the new Cash Collection screen:
  • You can select and unselect items in the table to specify whether they are to be paid or not, which you cannot do in the original Cash Collection (Cash Receipt) screen (you can do this in the current Cash Collection screen, however).
  • The table has no expanding or collapsing sections. Each cargo item has a:
    • Line under which the required cash payments are listed. The Paid column indicates whether the cash payment has been received.
    • Total line.
  • The Extra Items button at the lower left of the screen will be replaced by the New Extra Item button and you will be able to specify multiple additional charges against a cargo item. Currently, you can specify one additional charge only.
The resulting cash receipt and cash payments will have the same data.

Friday, 2 August 2019

Web-Based Vehicle Application Graphical View Options

There wasn't room in the previous post to show you the view options in the web-based Vehicle application graphical view.

Click the Toolbox button in the graphical view area to display the additional view options toolbar.

You can use the:
  • Center button to center your view back onto the target cargo item in the yard area.
  • Zoom buttons to zoom out and in on the view area.
  • Arrow buttons to scroll left, up, right, and down the view area.
  • Map button to select an alternative view of the yard area.
  • Toolbox button to hide or display the additional view options toolbar.

Press the Map button to toggle through the following view options:
  • Face and Face (Reverse), which enables you to view a side view of the area.
  • End and End (Reverse), which enables you to view an end‑on view of the area.
  • Top and Top (Reverse), which enables you to view the cargo area from the top‑down view. 

The Top view is displayed by default the first time that you use the graphical view. Cargo is displayed in the color that is configured for the operator in Master Terminal.

The name of your current view is displayed at the lower left of the graphical view area. When you log off the Vehicle application, your current view option is saved and then redisplayed the next time you log in.

Face view

The Face view shows a representation of the yard row viewed from the side, which is similar to the Yard Grid Area screen in Master Terminal. Only the cargo in the same row or lane as the target item is displayed.

The brown line in the Face view and End view represents the ground.

The Face (Reverse) option flips your view horizontally.

Top view

The Top view shows a representation of the yard area as viewed from the top down, which is similar to the Satellite View screen in Master Terminal. You can only see the top container in a stack and the stack height is displayed in a square at the lower left of each cargo item in the area.

The color of the stack height is relative to your target item. If the stack height is:
  • The same as or less than the stack height of the target item, the stack height is displayed in a blue square.
  • More than the height of the target item, the stack height is displayed in a red square.

The Top (Reverse) view flips your view vertically and horizontally.

End view

The End view shows a representation of the yard as viewed end on, which is similar to the end-on view of the Yard Grid Area screen in Master Terminal. 

The end-on view is a representation of the cargo you will encounter first if you drive along a row or lane lengthwise. For simplification reasons, all cargo after that first encountered item is not drawn even if it is stacked higher behind it. In the following diagram no cargo is drawn in locations 0402 [2] and 0502 [2] (even though it exists) because the first cargo items that are encountered are in locations 0401 [1] and 0501 [1].

If the item BSIU2061208 in location 0501 [1] is moved, the items in locations 0502 [1] and 0502 [2] become visible (including the target item).

The End (Reverse) view flips your view horizontally to the other end of the row or lane.

This enhancement is available in release

Friday, 19 July 2019

Graphical View Added to the Web-Based Vehicle Application

A graphical view option is now available in the web-based Vehicle application. The graphical view gives you a visual representation within the yard area of the source and target location of a cargo item in a task after you accept that task.

The graphical view is displayed only for cargo in gridded yard areas; that is, RTG Area, RMG Area, Straddle Stack, or Gridded Block Stack. (If you have the graphical view turned on, you can still accept and complete tasks that are not in gridded yard areas, however.)

Turn on the graphical view from the Vehicle app menu.

The location of the cargo item is displayed on the Pick Up screen after you accept a task.

This is the same task with the graphical view turned off.

When you are using the graphical view, click the Toolbox icon in the graphical view area to display additional options to manipulate your view. (You can also use standard pinch and swipe gestures on your device to change your view of the area.)

The next post will be about the view options that you can select (Face, Top, End, etc).
After you pick up the cargo item, the Set Down screen displays the target location of that item.

If the machine driver is allowed to change the target location, the driver can manually enter the new target in the box at the upper left or select a new target by tapping on an empty position on the graphical view. If you tap an empty position on the screen, the new target is highlighted with a dashed blue border.

Overstowed Cargo

When you click on a task in the list view, the task details show how many items are overstowing the target cargo item.

The graphical view also indicates the cargo that is overstowing the target cargo item in an accepted task.

The final (overstowed) target item displays the up arrow icon and is color-coded green. Any cargo stacked above this item displays the overstow icon and is color-coded yellow.

This enhancement is available in release

Friday, 5 July 2019

Hazardous Details Screen Enhancement

There was a restriction on the Hazardous Details screen that let you use a hazard class once only. This prevented you from recording multiple hazards for different UNDG codes of the same hazard class; for example:
  • Hazard Class: 8, UN: 3264, Packing group III
  • Hazard Class: 8, UN: 1824, Packing group III 
The Hazardous Details screen has been enhanced so that you can enter multiple hazard details that use the same hazard class.

After you save the hazardous details to the cargo item, the hazard details are displayed on the Cargo Enquiry screen.

This enhancement is available in release

Friday, 21 June 2019

Introducing the Updated Tallyman Application

The Tallyman application has been updated to fit into the Master Terminal suite of Web Apps (which includes the Handheld apps and Vehicle app). The Web Apps operate on modern touch-screen devices with a web browser.

To refresh your memory, here is a blog post from 5 years ago for the old Tallyman.

The Tallyman application lets you confirm the stowed location of cargo in your Roll-On/Roll-Off (RORO) and Lift-On/Lift-Off (LOLO) voyage plans.

View of the cargo in a job in a LOLO voyage map during a Load job. Grey boxes indicate stowed and confirmed cargo. The green circle with a tick in it beside the confirmed cargo indicates that transaction has been uploaded to Master Terminal.

While you are working a hold, you can also record cargo damage and seal details, and, if your device has a camera, take a photo of a cargo item.

View of the cargo checks for cargo in a job in a RORO voyage map. The Cargo Checks panel lets you record cargo damage, seals, and even take a photo to document the stowed location or any damage.

Because holds have limited or no connectivity, the Tallyman app is designed to work offline while you are working below deck. The Tallyman stores all your work as pending confirmations until you are back within range after which, you can upload your final stow confirmation data and cargo checks to Master Terminal.

For more details:
  • View the Master Terminal Tallyman fact sheet.
  • Talk to your business manager.
The Tallyman is available in release