Smartphone GPS Auto-Location Recording of Ro-Ro Vehicles on Yard

  • cloud logins, unlimited
  • cloud-tablet/phone sync via 3G or wifi
  • Android tablet/phones, unlimited
  • logging moves in yard
  • update stock from gate-moves
  • update stock from quay-moves
  • list of containers on yard
  • summary stock per fleet manager (shipping line)
  • empty container split per grade
  • clean and food grade containers recording
  • cloud empty stock per size/type
  • VGM certificate issuing, EDIFACT: VERMAS
  • demurrage calculations
  • weekly or monthly storage days per fleet manager (shipping line)
  • long-standing online reporting
  • share stock and reporting with fleet manager (shipping line)
  • load list execution summary
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for inland depots, ICDs, small & medium size port facilities, shipping lines, agents, container fleet operators

 

FAQ

What, if no internet in the yard?

The gate cleck confirm moves on the phone or tablet in the gate in realtime, as the container is passing the gate. The confirmed moves are kept on the phone, sync'ed to the cloud app server for EDI'ing to the fleet manager (shipping line) whenever 3G or wifi is available, f.ex. when back in the office using office-WiFi, maintaining the real-time captured gate-move timestamps.

Why will the fleet manager (shipping line) love this?

The container fleet manager (shipping line) receives standard EDI messages, which are processed automatically and fast by inhouse container tracking system. No manual work, and internal tracking system is updated within minutes.

How do I get the smartphone app?

Download from Google Play.

How many smartphones can I use?

As many as you like. No fees relating to number of smartphones in use.

When can I start?

After you sign-up on portal, and settle first subscription fees, you can start immediately. Sign-up today; start tomorrow. For real!

Who have access to my data?

All your data belongs to you and is strictly confidential. Data is only shared with users you define or external stakeholders you choose.

What does it cost?

No upfront license costs.

Only pay a (low) monthly subscription fee depending on the amount of features required. All prices include support, hosting, handheld app software, cloud software, EDI messenger, maintenance and occasional feature upgrades.

Do I pay for support?

Next day response e-mail support is included in the monthly subscription fees, including assistance setting up EDI messaging to individual container fleet managers (shipping lines).

Do I pay for support?

Next day response e-mail support is included in the monthly fees. Just like cloud and smartphone software, software maintenance and regular feature upgrades -also included!

How about server and hosting costs?

No servers or server software are required from your side; app comes with a hosted cloud service -you can make as many logins as you like. No additional costs.

Costs for improved features?

Your ideas for improvements are welcome! Improved features are provided regularly.

How long is implementation time?

After you sign-up, you receive an invoice by email with 3 months' subscription fee. Upon receipt of your payment, access to the cloud app is provided. You can settle by credit card. Sign-up today; start tomorrow. For real!

Is the Yard Tally a stand-alone app?

The Yard Tally is a distributed app deployed on Android phones or tablets, interacting via asynchronous data transfers with the arl-shipping.com cloud Yard Tally server.

The tablets and the arl-shipping.com cloud Yard Tally app is used without any local systems in the depot.

What phones are recommended?

Any reasonably new Android phone or tablet works. Minimal specification:

  • Operation System: Android 4.4
  • Screen resolution: 480x800, 4"
  • Memory:  500Mb RAM
  • GPS sensor: required
  • Camera:  recommended with autofocus

Note that Google Play search on your Android device may not find Yard Tally app if searching device doesn't meet minimum requirements.

Which Android smartphone can be used?

Any mobile or phablet, which can be stored safely in the logging officer's pockets, with the following minimum specs:

  • Operation System: Android 5.1
  • Screen resolution: 480x800, 4"
  • Memory: 500Mb RAM
  • GPS sensor: required
  • Camera: recommended, with autofocus

Note that Google Play search may not find the app, if searching smartphone doesn't meet minimum requirements. See examples of inexpensive compatible Android devices.

How does the smartphone connect to the cloud server?

Sync via SIM data plan, or via onboard or port wifi/ wlan or hotspot.

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