Demurrage & detention have been around for centuries, it's always been seen as that horrible charge no one wants to have. We can see why Shipping Lines and Carriers have to charge it but it shouldn't be to the point of getting unexpected bills and costs. Most Demurrage costs come around poor planning or unfortunate circumstances such as drivers not turning up to collect a shipment or there is a delay in getting the shipment through customs or another problem.
So we have developed with our vast knowledge of Freight Forwarding a tool to help anyone who is moving a container and wants to get to grips with the costs. Our cloud-based system is quick to set up and extremely easy to manage.
How does our Demurrage Calculator get rid of excel?
Our system stores your customer-specific and default rates, we then cross-match these with your shipments and then calculator the costs. What could take you hours to do is instant through our system.
Our system can integrate directly with your Transport Management System (TMS) such as Cargowise, Magaya, Azyra, Multifreight etc.. via EDI or API connection. We then can either pull in your Quay Rent charges and free time directly from the TMS or you can add them through an easy to use interface.
Once you set the rates up we import the shipments and off you go. The system will then check your TMS every hour for any updates so that the system can pull in any changes to the shipment.
You then can either keep the system purely for internal management or you can give your clients access.
If you a Shipper or Consignee and you have multiple freight forwarders or your freight forwarder can not give this information you can also use our system. You can also use the EDI integration if, we just need to pull in some key information into the system. If you're managing your container shipments via excel, you can simply import them directly into our system, once you have got all the rates set up. Then every time you have an update you can simply upload the spreadsheet and the system will automatically update any existing containers or add new ones in.
The key benefits for you:
For more information on our Demurrage & Detention Calculator please do get in contact for a demo.
One of the most powerful functions of the portal is reporting. Customers have already stated that this features saves them hours in the week freeing up time to get other tasks done.
Gain on overview of when events are happening, useful so you can line up your schedule and anticipate busy times. Filter by departure, arrival, customs and delivery.
The search function allows you to find shipments by practically any record. The technology behind it means results are delivered quickly even if there are 1000's of records to go through.