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IMOS - Cargo Handling

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To enter information about cargo on the Cargo Handling form:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • In the Voyage Manager Operations tab Itinerary, click the BL Info tab. Information entered there populates this form.
    • To open the Cargo Handling form for a load, discharge, or multi-function port:
      • In the Voyage Manager, right-click a port and then click Cargo Handling.
      • On the Port Activities form, click

        Rows are color coded:
        • Yellow = Transshipment
        • Blue = Interservice
        • Green = both Transshipment and Interservice
  2. On this form, enter the BL Code, BL/Disch Date, and BL/Disch Qty.
    The CP Unit is from the Charter Party, but you can specify an alternate Unit and BL Gross on the Alt Unit tab.

    Cargo Inspector: Enabling Address Type I

    The Cargo Inspector can be selected from a list of Address entries of Type I. To enable this Address Type, run the following script on your IMOS database:

    — begin script —
    INSERT INTO type (_sqlid, vtype, vdesc)
    SELECT (SELECT MAX(_sqlid)+1 FROM type), 'I', 'Cargo inspector'
    — end script —

    As always when running database scripts, do so first on a backup of your production database to ensure the correct results. After doing this, you can create an Address entry with type I, and it can be selected in the Cargo Inspector field.

  3. Complete the remaining fields as appropriate.
    • To enter Stowage information about the cargo hold, click
    • To enter Shifting information, click
    • Many options are also available from the Cargo Handling context menu. Right-click a cargo and then click any of the following:
      • Documents: Opens the Cargo Documents form. Enter information about documents, including a Letter of Protest.
      • Suppliers/Receivers: Opens the Cargo Suppliers or Cargo Receivers form.
      • Alternate Quantities/Units: Opens the Alternate Quantities/Units form. Enter alternate quantities and units of measure.
      • Split Cargo: Adds another row to split the cargo in two.
      • CP Terms Details: Opens the CP Terms Details form.
      • Insert Cargo
      • Delete Cargo

Related Configuration Flags

Adds a Cargo Loss tab to the Cargo Handling form.

  • For FOB Cargoes, when a Reference Vessel is selected, the BL Qty label is a link to open a Cargo Handling form for the FOB Voyage.

When a load Cargo Handling record is saved, if exactly one discharge Cargo Handling record exists for the cargo, the BL Code, BL Date, BL Qty, CP Unit, Ship Qty, and Ship Unit on the discharge port are set equal to that of the load port. If multiple discharges exist, only the BL Code is defaulted.


Once BL/Disch Qty has been entered in the Voyage Manager Itinerary, it will be used to calculate the time spent in port, instead of continuing to use the L/D Qty, which represents the CP Qty.


On the Cargo Name form, adds check boxes for MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether), FAME (fatty acid methyl esters), and ETBE (ethyl tert-butyl ether). For cargoes with one or more of these check boxes is selected, the Cargo Handling form includes columns to record a percentage value for each selected component.

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