Charter Watch now has the capability to handle multiple cargoes per request. When you create a new request, you will be able to add more than one cargo and set individual freight rates for each one. When a request with multiple cargoes is booked in Charter Watch, each cargo will be booked separately in Dataloy and be given a unique booking number from Dataloy.
Cargo Request List
With the changes to Charter Watch to handle multiple cargoes per request, the cargo request summaries page required modification also:
- Each request summary (table row) have been re-organized so that the booking level fields (i.e. those fields common to each cargo) are displayed at the top of the request summary followed by the the list of the cargoes for that request.
- Each summary can be expanded / collapsed by clicking the toggle button (>) to see all or fewer details of the request.
- By default the view will expand to show the full summary for each request.
Add Multiple Cargoes to a Request
A cargo in a request now has a cargo summary header that contains an identifier A/B/C/… and 3 key fields: commodity, cargo description, quantity. To add additional cargoes to a request:
- Click Add New Cargo or Copy Last Cargo.
- Add New Cargo will append a new empty cargo form
- Copy Last Cargo will duplicate the last
- You also have the ability to copy the values from one cargo to another with Copy Cargo From options.
- You can remove a cargo by clicking the Remove button in the cargo header.
The following points and screenshot explain the changes made to the user interface of the request as a result of adding the multi-cargo functionality:
- There is a new section at the top of the request called Overview. It shows the key information for a request and also includes the existing Update Progress field.
- The Cargoes section now displays each cargo in its own sub section with the cargo summary header (commodity, cargo description, quantity). You can also expand/collapse each cargo section by clicking on the summary header.
- Similar to the request, when creating an indication/offer, each cargo is displayed in its own sub section with the cargo summary header (commodity, cargo description, quantity).
- You can add one or more freights to each cargo, like before.
- When the offer is emailed, it is formatted to display each cargo with its relevant info, separated by horizon lines
- Now when you Book Cargo, each cargo in the request will be booked separately in Dataloy and be given a unique booking reference number from Dataloy, which is displayed adjacent to that cargo.
- In rare cases when not all cargoes are successfully booked in Dataloy (i.e. not all cargoes have received a Dataloy reference number), the request will remain in Offered status. You will need to retry the Book Cargo action; the application will only try to confirm any unbooked cargoes again.