Wednesday 26 April 2017

Cargo Type for Shipments

With the latest update of TrakIT, a new field called "Cargo Type" has been added to the Shipment Header. This field is a fixed list of the following options:
  • Full Container load (FCL)
  • Less than Container load (LCL)
  • Bulk
  • Break Bulk
  • Air Freight
  • Charter
  • Other
When creating a shipment, the Cargo Type field is displayed as shown below:

The field is initially set as [Unspecified] and you can select one of the cargo types available. When Bulk, Break Bulk, Air Freight and Charter is selected as the Cargo Type, the container number fields gets disabled.

The Cargo Type field is not mandatory by default, but it can be made mandatory for specific corridors by selecting the field in the Corridor Definitions > Mandatory Header Fields section.

The field is available for export in all Reports. It can also be added to any forms if required.

For any questions or concerns, please contact TrakIT Support.

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Auto-generate B/Ls

With the latest update of TrakIT, you can now auto-generate Bill of Lading numbers (Transport Documents) with pseudo-random alpha-numeric text. These numbers are unique and non-sequential.

To use this feature, modify the corridor definition and select "Auto Generate T/D" as shown below:

When this option is selected, the T/D number is generated automatically on the Create New Shipments page.

If the number is not suitable (for any reason), click on the "Re-generate" link to generate a new one. Each number is 10 characters long.

For any questions or concerns, please contact TrakIT Support.