Technology

Commodity Specific Computer System - Fruit, Meat, Steel

When handling commodities such as palletized fruit and meat, steel coils and other commodity specific cargoes, our client companies utilize a bar-code scanning system in a radio frequency environment linked directly to AS/400 computers. The entire logistics process during ship discharging, sorting and movement of pallet or commodity to the shed,warehouse or truck, is captured in real time and reported to the various receivers immediately.

Customers can access the system at any time to transmit files related to sorting parameters and receive files related to the movement of the pallet, commodity or inventories. Receivers can also view the status of each order, including time of arrival and time of completion and the status of all pallets or shipments associated with that order. Inventory can be reviewed in real time.

Container Computer Systems

At all of our client marine terminals, our AS/400-based Container Computer System manages the entire container operation process at the gate, the yard and the vessel. The gate system provides the driver with routing instructions and interchange documents. The yard system, supported by RF equipment, monitors movements and locations, while the vessel system supports stowage and controls the load, discharge and re-stow operations.

The system provides inventory and daily activity reports, information about bookings and cargo releases, bills of lading, vessel voyage, carrier, ownership and equipment characteristics.

Customers may inquire on-line about the current status and movement history of their equipment. Exchange of information related to the manifest, daily activity, stowage, booking and cargo releases is made through using the latest EDI technology transaction sets such as 309, 310, 322, 350 and Baplie for stowage.

The stowage system provides support for planning the load, discharge and re-stowing activities. On-line access to the terminal allows the stowage of containers as they enter the yard. Working reports support the sequencing of stevedoring activities. Reports and displays provide a graphic representation of both the planned and actual status of the load/discharge/re-stow activities. Data can be formatted to interface with other computer-based stow-plan systems.

Holt Logistics client terminals are U.S. Customs-certified AMS (Automated Manifest System) centers.

Holt Logistics client terminals can instantly generate printed documentation for TIR’s, LCL, breakbulk dock receipts, vessel discharge, load lists and hazardous cargo information.