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Veslink - Network

 This is a Key Topic, with high value for all users.

Depending on your Veslink setup and options, managing your network might include any of these tasks:

Note: You must have the View Networking General Permission enabled.

Veslink gives you access to the entire Veslink Community, enabling you to establish Partner relationships with other companies. A Veslink partnership enables the sharing of Veslink forms. The benefits of sharing forms through partnerships in Veslink include:

  • Sending the same reports to Owners and Charterers.

  • Eliminating the duplication of efforts and risk of error; the Master does not have to enter the same information twice.

  • Maintaining the consistency of reporting from ship to shore, for both data and frequency.

On the Network tab, you can view the profiles of companies you have partnered with, send and receive invitations to share voyage information with new partners, and view a list of shared vessels and voyages.

Use these Network pages to manage your partners and shared voyages:

  • Partners: View current partners and end partnerships.

  • Community: Send invitations to other members of the Veslink Community to partner with you.

  • Shared Information: See the voyage information shared by your company and by others.

  • Invitations: See notices of invitations to partner from other members of the community and accept or decline them.

On these pages, you can search; select the first, previous, next, or last in the list; or select a page number. 

The Partners page lists all your current partners, those you have invited to partner with you, or from whom you have accepted an invitation.

Each partnership has one provider of forms and one or more receivers of forms, but in only one direction per voyage. That is, a provider cannot also receive forms from a receiver for the same voyage.

The Community pages lists all the companies in the Veslink Community.

On the Shared Information page, you can see and edit the voyage information being shared by your company and see that shared by others. In addition, you can set up default sharing for forms:

  • Edit Default Sharing - select Partner and choose which forms will be shared by default for all the vessels. These are the main settings that are used for form sharing.

  • Edit Sharing by Others - select Partner, Vessel Name and Voyage Number to overwrite default sharing for a specific voyage. Edit Sharing by Others is synchronized with Edit Shared Resources, which means that you can configure it either from Veslink or Voyage level.

If some voyages do not appear in Shared by My Company/Shared by Others, make sure to select these forms either in Edit Sharing by Others in Veslink or in Edit Shared Resources in the Voyage Manager (Contacts tab). All the next voyages will inherit these settings and will share the same type of forms.

The Invitations page lists the invitations you have sent and those you have received from others.

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