If you are already connected to Portbase, you do not have to make any software changes to use the integrated planning. You exchange information about containers in an automated fashion via the existing EDI link with HCN Barge (Copino/Aperak). If you have an IFTSAI Edifact link-up for call data, you will continue to use this, also for calls that have been planned in an integrated fashion. You use web screens for the other data items, such as:
- input of available quay/crane capacity;
- input of master data;
- details of the call, such as confirming an appointment or reopening a final loading/unloading list;
- fixed windows;
- reading out the planned barge calls. (if you use IFTSAI, this information is automatically read).
Not every terminal operator has implemented IFTSAI. If you intend to use this, you must contact Portbase for the available options. For the use of more advanced functions for the terminal operator, you can eventually implement APIs.