Create Containers, record Container Costs and track Containers through the Supply Chain
Container Tracking Software for Importers
Accolent ERP's Container tracking software allows you to go beyond just booking ocean freight. Instead, start with specifying for the manufacturer which goods to pack and ship. Select specific PO lines from multiple POs that are ready to ship from the manufacturer’s factories. Specify which goods to be packed in the Container to (i) prioritize urgently needed items (ii) optimize Container weight and cubes and (iii) minimize unused weight/cubes in the Container. Adjust for multiple possible standard Container types to get the best results.
Use Container Tracking Software to Record and Pay Container Costs
Arrange for payment of any type of Container Costs such as Ocean Freight, Insurance, Clearing Charges, Customs Duties and Tariffs, Port Charges, Demurrage and Detention Charges, Multimodal Charges, Drayage Charges, Intermodal Charges and Local Delivery Charges and more. Vendor invoices for all the Container Costs, that are typically incurred prior to receipt of the POs, can be vouchered and paid when due. When the Container is delivered, receive the PO lines packed in the Container. Using the Container breakdown by PO lines, correctly apportion the Container Costs to each PO line as Landed Costs.
Full Visibility on Containers through the Supply Chain
Record all relevant details with a Container, including information such as Container No, Loading Date, Shipping Carrier, Shipping Vessel, Voyage No, Bill of Lading No, Incoterms Code, Country of Origin, Departure Port, Departure Date, Destination Port, Arrival Date Scheduled, Arrival Date Actual, Port Release Date, Customs Status, Entry No, Insurance Carrier, Clearing Agent, Intermodal Carrier, and other data with the Container. Get real-time track and trace updates directly from shipping lines and update other Container information through Accolent ERP’s linkage with TMS provider. Get updated delay and re-routing information and proactively take steps to address and mitigate potential demurrage and detention fees. Knowing exactly where your Container is at all times improves transparency, reduces transportation costs, demurrage and detention costs and ensures you get your goods soonest.
Correctly Apportion Container Costs
Accurately apportion Container Costs to PO lines as Landed Costs. Eliminate the guessing that can result in inaccurate costing of goods and potentially affect sales and profitability. Correctly record and pay import tariffs and HTSUS duties, and allocate to specific PO lines. Capitalize Container Costs as Landed Costs when the POs are received.
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