The application is targeting ocean and river shipping (multimodal transportation). It allows to keep track of the containers and cargo (outbound/export/inbound/import). The set of reports and tables provided will allow to work efficiently. There is own working process for shipping software in every company. We are able to create custom workflows.

MS Access + PostgreSQL

Shipping application

Shipping application


The main purpose of the application is a container tracking and events that are related to containers and to streamline (clarify) of the workflow.
The application is the result of successful automation of the process of import and export containers. The application is intended for workflow of the forwarding companies.

The application is structured in such a way that optimizes all stages of transportation (shipments): data entry for export and import (the date of arrival, the number of the container, the type of Bill of Lading, vessel and voyage number, cargo in container).

In addition, the application manages cost accounting for each container, container lease accounting, preparation and printing of invoices for foreign partners.

There is a history for each container in an application. Each history stage contains detailed information about container events. Each container event can be controlled at any time and analyzed.

To facilitate entry of large import/export data, the application can import Excel files.

For the analysis of sea freight and other details by periods, the application uses various cross-tables with the construction of a colorful chart reflecting the company's performance over a certain period of time. 

One of the main objectives of the application is to calculate the cost of cargo loading/unloading and the cost of warehouse storage. To calculate the cost of cargo handling and storage client rates has been used. The application contains client cargo tariffs to calculate the cost of cargo handling and storage that depends on cargo volume, cargo weight or cargo quantity.

It is worth noting that application allows to keep track of separation, normal wastage for each consignment for the scrap metal (ferrous metals) cargo. The application calculates itself normal wastage.

The cargo stored on the wharf "accumulates" storage. You can calculate the cost of such cargo storage for any period, for example, to send Invoice to the client. Cargo and container storage are obtained with a high level of degree of detail that provides clarity and easy accounting for your clients. The billing (Invoice) for the cargo loading and unloading or storage can be formed for the vessel on the whole or for different cargo operations.

The application holds a history of the cargo handling and storage for each consignment. You will not miss a single penny. In general, the application allows you to quickly calculate all the cost of cargo handling and storage.

When needed, you can open the company information and see all shipments associated with that counterparty. Thus, when a large amount of data, you can always quickly find everything in this application.

When the time comes to the moment of loading cargo on the vessel, the application allows you to quickly form a shipping order and the Bill of Lading and also, if necessary, the orders for these documents.

You can also print a certificate of consumption of materials (materials used for fixing of cargo in the vessel holds). The application helps to quickly create this document which contains a list of loaded cargo on the vessel and the list of materials consumed.

There is an additional possibility to print the certificate of sealing ship cargo holds.
It should say that all the data can be exported to a nice Excel reports.

The main features include:

Visibility and record keeping for:
  • Booking.
  • Export, and Import Containers, Cabotage.
  • Bill of Lading: Home, Through and Master.
  • The application records whole history... in FCL … and LCL …. Modes.
  • Registration of marine transportation of containers.
  • Recording of loading, unloading, reloading operations at the wharf.
  • Recording of sea freight.
  • Recording of general, coastal cargo, equipment, transport, lumber.
  • Recording of bulk cargo: scrap metal, coal.
  • Recording of cargo shipments.
  • Recording of separation and natural loss.
  • Calculation of days of cargo and container storage.
  • Shipments by sea, rail, car, container. Enlargement, bundling. Moving to another warehouse.
  • Recording of responsible materials’ storage.
  • Forwarding of export containers (Sea - Outbound).
  • Forwarding (registration) of import containers (Sea - Inbound).
  • Registration Home (Through) and Master Bills of Lading.
  • Registration of goods in containers by Home and Master Bills of Lading.
  • LCL - Less Container Loaded. Consolidated Container shipping, LCL.
  • FCL - Full Container Loaded. The whole container transportations.
  • CFS - Container Freight Station. Container loading on a specialized warehouse.
  • Loading of containers onto the vessel, on the rail car, etc.
  • Details of the cargo in the containers.
  • Tracking of shipping of import and export containers.
  • Tracking of Bills of Lading (MBOL, HBOLs.
  • Tracking of containers and cargo by home and master Bill of Lading.
  • Tracking of cabotage cargo.
  • Cargo moving from container to container.
  • Moving cargo out of container to warehouse.
  • Loading of general cargo in the container.
Cargo documents and reporting:
  • Act of acceptance of consigment.
  • Printing of the shipping order.
  • Printing of the addendum to the shipping order.
  • Printing of a coastal Bill of Lading.
  • Printing of the addendum to the Bill of Lading.
  • Bills of Lading.
  • The certificate of sealing of vessel’s cargo spaces.
  • Act of consumption of materials for fixation of cargo on the vessel board.
  • The Talman receipt.
  • Printing of various warehouse reports.
  • Reporting about the availability of goods in the warehouse.
  • Printing of the export Shipping Orders.
  • Reporting about the cargo and containers on the ship.
  • Bulk loading date to/from Excel.
  • Preparing Bills of Lading: HBOL, MBOL
  • Printing of the container attached list (rider) to BOL.
  • Printing of the order in MS Word.
  • Printing of the order for discharge, in MS Word format.
  • The whole history of the container and its movements.
  • Printing of the Invoice.
  • Printing of sheet receiving empty containers for export.
  • Convenient Cross-table data analysis for period.
  • Analysis of the shipping line container flow.
  • Keeping track of containers at the sea port and container yards.
  • Keeping track of container cargo.
  • Keeping track for separation used for cargo.
  • Controlling the number of the container.
  • Calculation of days of paid/unpaid storage of cargo in a warehouse.
  • Loading and unloading of cargo to/from the container.
  • Overloading of cargo from container to container.
  • Arrival (Gate In) of the container to the container depot.
  • Leaving (Gate Out) the container from the container depot.
  • Calculation of container storage.
  • Printing of various container documents (application for connection, application for export and others).

Finance and Billing:
  • Automatic calculation of the cost of loading and unloading works, freight and storage of consignments in the warehouse using the tariff directory.
  • Calculation of the cost of different services (freight) for units of measurement: tons, cubes, quantity, freight units.
  • Revenue, incomes, expenses.
  • Invoices issued.
  • Invoices received.
  • Contracts.
  • Acts of work performed.
  • Registration of the vessel voyage data.
  • “Shipping” Billing collects billable events directly from the database and determines the tariff for events based on customer contracts. It creates and print Invoices, records inbound and outbound bank payments.
  • The calculation of the cost of services for the container in different currencies.
Batch File Uploading:
  • Batch upload data about the containers from Excel table.


frequently asked Questions

How to get acquainted with the application?

Write us a letter with a request for the application. To demonstrate the work of the application, we will install the working version of the application together and show how to work with it. The application will remain on your computer. You can use the application to familiarize yourself with its capabilities. Further, to work with the application, you will need to buy it..

How much does the application cost?

The cost of the application depends on the complexity of your workflow process and is calculated for each customer.

How much does application maintenance cost?

We write code so that everything works for years without problems. Therefore, minor problems can be fixed for free. If you need to add new functionality to the application, this usually happens on the basis of a new contract for upgrading the application. The cost of all upgrades is subject to negotiation with the customer.

How much will it cost to refine the application for our requirements?

If you need to add new functionality to the application, this usually happens on the basis of a new contract for upgrading the application. The cost of all upgrades is subject to negotiation with the customer.

What is the installation and implementation of the application?

It happens as follows: the customer becomes familiar with the capabilities of the application. If the application immediately arranges, then it is installed and work begins in the application. If some revision is required, such revision is carried out, for example, for a month or two and after that the application is ready to work. In the process, the application is still being improved and polished to become well-fledged.

Which documents are made for application purchasing?

License agreement (contract) on granting rights to use the application, invoice.

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