Note: By default, the Voyage Fixture is disabled in new systems. To enable Voyage Fixtures, use the configuration flags below to enable either Voyage Fixture Status or Vessel Vetting.
A Voyage Fixture is a contract for a voyage; it captures the Charter Party terms for each cargo and can be set up before creating the Voyage. Changes to the contract terms in the voyage (via Voyage Manager) are reflected on the Voyage Fixture.
To view an existing Voyage Fixture:
On the Voyage Manager, click its Fixture No. link.
To create a new Voyage Fixture, do one of the following:
In the Chartering module center , click Voyage Fixture.
On the Voyage Fixture List, click and then click New Voyage Fixture.
On the IMOS7 menu, hover over New and then click Voyage Fixture.
When you create a new voyage from a Voyage Estimate, a Voyage Fixture is automatically created.
You can access additional tools, forms, and information on the toolbar.
When an Alert is entered for a Charterer, a Vessel, or a Port, the field is highlighted in light red.
Use tools on the toolbar to create, find, save, copy, or delete records.
To do any of the following, click and then click a command:
Reorder Itinerary after changing the Sequence on the Port/Date tab, or alter it to create the Shortest Itinerary.
Map Itinerary: See and adjust the itinerary in Veslink Distances.
Bunker Planning: Set up initial quantities and calculation methods for each fuel type and enter quantities and prices for any bunkers you plan to receive.
Profit Share: Indicate amounts from the Voyage P&L to be considered as Profit Sharing or Premium Revenue.
Piracy Avoidance: Select an option:
Default: Uses the vessel's default routing preferences specified on the Routes tab in the Vessel form.
Disabled: Uses the most direct route.
Enabled: Reroutes the vessel around the region.
: Add to the IMOS - Voyage Fixture#Cargoes grid.
: View or enter miscellaneous revenue (AR) or expense (AP) items that you wish to be reflected on the Voyage Fixture P&L and in the associated scheduled voyage.
: Back-create a Voyage Estimate.
: Select the appropriate option to record additional Voyage Fixture remarks, including any (read-only) notes to Operations.
: Select the appropriate option to record additional Voyage Fixture terms.
: Run the Voyage Fixture Report or Voyage Fixture Estimated Profit & Loss Report.
Check theValidation symbol on the toolbar; if information is not complete and correct, click the symbol to see a message describing any issues.
: All information is complete, and a valid voyage can be created from the Voyage Fixture.
: Some information is missing, but a valid voyage can be created from the Voyage Fixture.
: The form contains one or more errors, and a valid voyage cannot be created from the Voyage Fixture.
The Performing Vessel can be updated at any time, even after the creation of a voyage from the Voyage Fixture. If the vessel scheduled to a voyage changes, the change must be entered in this field in the Voyage Fixture.
Note: If any Operations invoices exist for a voyage, you will be prevented from rescheduling the voyage to a different vessel unless the invoices are removed (including Estimated Demurrage).
When you save the Voyage Fixture, its Status (as well as that of the associated Voyage Estimate, if applicable) changes to Fixed. When a voyage is created from the Voyage Fixture, its Status (as well as that of the associated Voyage Estimate, if applicable) changes to Scheduled.
Note: The Voyage Fixture is permanently locked when Status is set to Canceled.
When you enter the Commence Date, ETAs and ETDs are calculated and displayed based on the projected speed of the vessel and the distances between the voyage legs in the IMOS - Voyage Fixture#Itinerary grid.
The Summary tree is at the right; it summarizes and provides access to important forms and related information. You can attach and access documents or links.
To add Cargoes, do one of the following:
Click . The CP Terms Details form appears, with all the details for the cargo (charterer, laycan, load/discharge ports, pricing and laytime terms, etc.).
Enter line items in the Cargoes grid.
For Opt % and Opt Type, see Cargo Tolerance Option Types.
For T (Freight Type) = W (World Scale), see World Scale Rates.
To add more cargo information, including laycan, load/discharge ports, pricing and laytime terms, right-click the Cargo line item and select CP Terms Details. After updating information, click to add those new Cargo terms to the Voyage Fixture, or to update the current Cargo data in the Voyage Fixture.
To change the Voyage Fixture Itinerary, do one of the following:
To add legs to the end of the itinerary, in the Itinerary grid, click to add a row and enter the relevant information.
To insert legs into the itinerary, right-click the line below which you want to insert a new itinerary leg, and select Insert Port.
Voyage Fixture List
All Voyage Fixtures appear on the Voyage Fixture List. In the Chartering module center , next to Voyage Fixture, click List.
Nomination Date On Fixture And Voyage
When enabled, a new Nomination Date value is added to the Voyage Fixture and the Voyage Manager objects. When the vessel is nominated to a cargo, the nomination date must be populated manually. This date can be separate from the Fixture Date, the Voyage Commencement Date, or CP Date on the cargo. When the nomination date is populated on the Fixture, it will carry down to the Voyage Manager on Scheduling. If the nomination is updated on the Voyage it will update the Fixture.
Enable Chart Manual Status Flags
Adds additional status options to the Voyage Fixture and Estimate, and the manual management of these statuses. (A manually managed Status field is available on the Voyage Fixture, with a default status of On Subs. A voyage can be scheduled from a Voyage Fixture only if its status is Fixed.)
Enable Vessel Vetting
Enables vessel vetting. The value in the Vetting field is the Vetting status of the Fixture with this vessel: Pending or Completed. To open the Vessel Vetting form, click the Vetting field label.
With this flag enabled:
Enable Voyage Type Checkboxes
Adds Pool, Ice, Clean, and Coated check boxes to the Voyage Estimate and Voyage Fixture for reporting for bulk vessels. They are carried to the Voyage Manager, and their statuses flow between the forms.
Use Company Lob Trade Area Hierarchy
Sets up a hierarchy between Company, LOB, and Trade Area on several forms.
Default Trade Area on Cargo Import
Enables defaulting the Trade Area on a voyage to the one from the imported Cargo.
Voyage Estimate Show Cranes in Itinerary Grid
When enabled, the Cargo tab in a Voyage Estimate/Voyage Fixture/Voyage Manager will have a new column C, to indicate the use of Cranes in the specific port. This column will only be visible for bulk vessels, and its value can be editable from the Cargo tab in the Itinerary, the CP Terms Details form, or the Itinerary Details form of that port.
Clear Company Lob on Copy
Clears the Company, LOB, and Department values when copying a Voyage Fixture or contract.
Voyapi Validate Cargo Laycan for Port
Adds validation warnings if, at the first port where a cargo is to be loaded, the vessel will arrive before the start or after the end of the cargo's laycan.
Enable Operations LOB
If enabled, displays an LOB (Line of Business) field on the Address (Type W), Voyage Estimate, Voyage Fixture, Voyage, and contract forms.
Delete Fixture Upon Voyage Deletion
When a voyage is deleted, its Voyage Fixture is also deleted. If the voyage was created from a Cargo COA (with CFGPreserveGeneratedCargoes disabled), the voyage's Cargo is deleted as well.
Reset COA Lifting Upon Fixture Deletion
When a Voyage Fixture is deleted, and its Cargo is a COA lifting, or when a COA Cargo is unscheduled by removing it from a voyage, the lifting is reset as follows:
Group by Func on Cargo Import
When importing a Cargo contract, new ports for cargo loads will be added to the itinerary immediately after the last existing load port. Likewise, new ports for discharging will be added after the last existing discharge port. This behavior will not apply if M ports are present in the itinerary.
Allow Operations Voyage Renumbering
When enabled, users can specify a new Voyage Number for a voyage by modifying the corresponding field in the Voyage Manager or the Voyage Fixture, or by rescheduling the voyage via the Voyage Manager Copy toolbar button. In addition, the Edit Voyage Number Module Right appears, allowing this ability to be granted to certain users but not others.
Enable User Group on Fixture
Add fields for User Group and User on the Voyage Fixture form.
Enable Cargo Handling Trade No
Note: CFGEnableMultiGrade must also be enabled.
Y = If multigrade cargoes are enabled, adds a Trade No. column to the Voyage Estimate Itinerary Cargo tab, Voyage Fixture, Voyage Manager, Cargo Itinerary/Options tab, and (when config flag CFGEnableActInvDetProrationByItin is enabled) Cargo Itinerary Allocation form. Additionally, if cargo transfers are enabled, the column is added to the Transfers tab. This is a free-text field, where users can enter identifiers for a trade associated with the given cargo lifting.
R = All the functionality of the Y setting is enabled, except that the Trade No. column is read-only.
Cargo Handling Trade No Title
Provides an override for the column title of the Trade No. column, which is enabled with CFGEnableCargoHandlingTradeNo. Leaving the setting blank causes the column title to remain Trade No.
If this flag has a value, references to Charterer in the Voyage Estimate, Voyage Fixture, and Voyage Manager are now replaced with the value of this flag, for example, Buyer.