Enterprise Software Created for Terminals
Saab’s solution for terminals consists of a number of independent applications and modules which can be integrated with one another. Each terminal can thus select those applications that are needed to meet their specific requirements.
- Harbour View Plus is the core of the system in which all data is stored centrally. In Harbour View Plus members of the port community are able to exchange information with each other and with the port (authority). The port or Harbour Master can authorize the planned vessel calls to the port and the various vessel movements and port services can be followed up. Optional modules to Harbour View Plus include Port View, Berth View and Nav View.
- The EDI application is used to submit, receive and process electronic messages which are sent between the various members of the port community.
- BillSys is the invoicing solution in which all contracts and tariffs are defined for the various port activities. Based on the data stored in Harbour View Plus, the applicable charges are calculated and invoices are generated
- RMS is a Resource Management System, which is used to register all available resources and to assign these to tasks that are to be executed.
Saab Technologies (formerly Klein Systems Group) has been developing operating systems solutions for over 30 years. TOS was created using industry best practices and is continually upgraded based upon customer feedback, industry trends and technological advancements. TOS combines the robust technical infrastructure of a product with the flexibility of a custom solution, allowing it to meet the needs of any cargo management system. Whether your rotations are simple or complex, TOS is a fit for your organization.
Cargo System is a unique terminal management system, which can be used at single- and multi-purpose terminals.
The application is used to register administrative information related to cargo and vessels, trucks and trains coming to the terminal, as well as for the follow up of the actual operations, both on the waterside and on the landside.
The cargo that is expected at the terminal, containers and non-containerised cargo, is registered in the form of orders. Depending on the nature of the cargo, different details may need to be recorded. A distinction is made in Cargo System between discharge & load orders, delivery & receipt orders and special handling orders. Planned vessel and train arrivals are also recorded in
Cargo System and truckers can make use of the pre-announcement functionality to pre-register their visit to the terminal.
The follow up of the operations, discharging & loading, gate operations, stuffing & stripping, can be done in real time using Radio Data Terminals.
The position of the cargo in the yard is likewise registered in real time and displayed through the optional Yard View application, which also provides automated planning functionality
Yard View is a 3D yard visualization and planning system, which is used in combination with Cargo System.
The layout of the terminal is designed using the integrated drawing tools and is then automatically displayed in 3D. On the 3D view a realistic view of the terminal is displayed, including buildings, warehouses, quayside cranes, storage areas for containers and other cargo, and of course the cargo itself.
From the different views it is possible to manually move cargo to another location, which results in the necessary instructions in Cargo System.
Another feature of Yard View is the automated planning functionality. User definable business rules can be set up based on which Yard View will select a position for all incoming cargo.
Berth View is an optional modules for berth occupancy visualization and planning. Based on the list of vessel calls the berth occupancy is displayed on a graphical overview in function of theposition and length of the vessel and the time it spends at the berth.
Invoicing at a cargo terminal is in many cases a difficult process, especially due to the complexity of the contracts, the large number of different charges and the unavailability of operations data in due time.
Thanks to the combination of Cargo System and BillSys, this complex task can now be simplified and automated.
The operations data is stored in Cargo System, whereas the financial data (contract details and invoices) are stored in Billys, in which also the invoice calculation is done.
In BillSys a general tariff sheet or tariffs based on contracts with individual customers can both be defined. For each activity that is to be invoiced a rate is defined in function of a number of criteria.
Some examples: In a terminal environment there might be stevedoring and handling charges in function of the type of cargo, storage charges (including a number of free days), charges for special handling (stuffing & stripping, reefer monitoring, …), etcetera.
All of these charges can be freely configured and updated in BillSys. At pre-defined triggers, periods or manually invoked, BillSys will calculate all applicable charges for each vessel or line as per the appropriate contract and automatically generate an invoice, which can also be exchanged with a finance or accountancy system.