The CargoNet Air Import module is effectively linked with the other modules of CargoNet to streamline and simply the import shipments processes for the freight forwarders and their customers. The process starts from import shipment booking and culminates in cargo delivery at the consignee yard.
Air Import SOP and CargoNet
Air Import enquiry
Once the enquiry is received, freight forwarders can use the CargoNet booking module to capture the complete shipment details. The booking module is quite comprehensive in nature and covers the operational aspects of the shipment in totality. Party details, routing details, cargo details like gross weight, Chargeable weight, volumetric calculations and so forth are a part of the system.
Process AWB/Packing List & Invoices
Once the shipment is confirmed, CargoNet job creation module can be utilized to connect the shipment booking and create a job. The CargoNet import module enables more than one house Airway bill to be consolidated under one master. The CargoNet Job creation module also covers Agentwise payables calculations, airline tonnage and volumetric calculations etc. the entire set of automated processes and calculations makes processing of way bills, packing lists and invoices quite a simple flow.
Now freight forwarders can reliably depend on CargoNet's 3-D container visualization to help their customers in deciding the numbers and type of containers best suited for cargo fitment virtually. This process besides conforming to the SOP also helps the Freight Forwarders to plan their shipment schedule depending on the delivery dates.
With the help of CargoNet's Freight Rate management module, freight forwarders gain the benefit of offering the best rates to their customers. The module offers extensive support to get online information liner rates by the minute. The Freight Quote module of CargoNet helps freight forwarders Sales Force to prepare instant quotes no matter where they are located from their lap tops and send to the customers. This saves a lot of company's and customer's time.
Shipment in Transit
While the shipment is in transit, the forwarder and approved agents can access the cargo tracking feature of CargoNet to constantly update the in-transit status. The updated status is immediately reflected in the freight forwarder website. The status can be known by BL number, Job number, Container number and a host of other customizable parameters.
Once the shipment is created the freight forwarder's operation team creates jobs from CargoNet by just importing data from Booking and adding other information related to she shipment. CargoNet gives the freedom to generate House BLs with a single click in case of consolidated shipments and option for Master BL creation with a single click data import. CargoNet supports BL printing on Customized statutory formatted BL and Draft copy. Customers, agents and other entities in the supply chain can get instant shipment information via CargoNet's automated mailing and SMS from within the module rather than having to depend on external mailing systems.
Cargo offloading at destination port
When the cargo is offloaded at the destination port, the containers are temporarily stationed at the port before being taken up for customs inspection. This requires the utilization of Container Freight Stations. The CargoNet CFS module plays a vital role in monitoring the containers at the station and efficiently calculates the rent calculations, invoice and purchase bills generation, destuffing procedures if any and so forth. Automated calculations in CargoNet CFS enables port authorities to significantly save on man hours and get accurate calculations based on rates that may fluctuate.
The Overseas agent Files the Import General manifest via the CargoNet EDI module. Once the IGM is filed online, the custom authorities evaluate the IGM and the acknowledgement is reflected in CargoNet module regarding the date of inspection based on which the containers are ready for customs inspection.
Once the IGM has been filed through CargoNet, the customs clearance procedures start. CargoNet Customs Clearance module in combination with Customs EDI helps the freight forwarders to quickly clear off the customs procedure and take out te cargo for delivery
Invoicing & Billing
Freight forwarders can generate standardized invoices and billing to the customers and manage their buying and selling effectively. The system keeps track of every single penny spent and earned and generates accurate statutory and management reports. TDS, Service taxes and other related aspects are completely taken care by CargoNet
Packing & Containerization
The CFS module of CargoNet takes care of the complete operational and documentation processes related to this process. The software is very much helpful to the freight forwarders for Load matching and Container load planning activities.
The CargoNet Local Transportation module handles all the processes and statutory documents generation related to goods in transit from shipper warehouse to the ports. Job creation, Trip sheets, invoicing and expense voucher handling are integral part of CargoNet. Cargo tracking module helps the freight forwarders to keep track of shipments at every point.
CargoNet export clearance module combined with EDI interface and plug-in effectively handles all the processes related customs clearance, online document submission. The system automatically generates all the statutory reports and documents instantly saving a considerable amount time and cost to the freight forwarder.
Port handling procedure
Once the customs clearance procedures are through the freight forwarders can quickly logon to the Port handling procedure of CargoNet to complete the formalities associated with the port. CargoNet Port handling procedures make sure that the receivable and payables associated with port handling are completely covered. Some of the major aspects covered by CargoNet are
- Destination Terminal Handling procedures
- Destination Documentation procedures
- Merchant Haulage procedures
- Additional container movement at the terminal, including Customs Inspection
- Container weighing procedures at the terminal
- Port security procedures
- Transport Document Amendment procedures
- Railroad Bill of Lading procedures
- Currency Change procedures
- Transport Document procedures
The comprehensive CargoNet warehouse module collects data right from unloading, to palletizing, Binning, bar coding till the cargo has moved out of the warehouse. This module is equipped with warehouse cargo inspection, inventory management, cargo storage, and in-transit transportation processes and generates required statutory documents and finance related reports to the freight forwarder.
Shipment at Port
Once the shipment arrives at the port much before the scheduled despatch date and may need to be anchored at the port. The CargoNet Port handling module effectively addresses this by keeping track of cargo movement within the port, containers stored temporarily halted in the ports, handling operational and finance activities, generating documents and reports related to statutory and management levels.
Local Transportation & Cargo Delivery
Once the cargo is released from port premises, CargoNet Local Transportation module helps in keeping track of the shipment and related process handling from the delivery port to the consignee premises.
- Advance receipts and payments handling
- Customs Duty, Taxes and other statutory processes handling
- Port /Warehouse charges handling
- Transhipments handling
- Door Delivery processes handling
Shipment on Board
Once the shipment is on board and set sail, the freight Forwarder can send automated mails from CargoNet to concerned parties like shipper, consignee and overseas agent. Pre-Alert can be generated from CargoNet with a single click data import from Job and can be instantly mailed from within the system. The system also has an option of instant messaging SMS which is built in.
Export benefit schemes for Shipper
This special feature introduced in CargoNet goes a long way in not only simplifying the freight forwarders job of co-ordination with the CHA in getting the export benefits for the shipper, but also gives a boost to the Customer faith in the freight forwarders customer commitment. CargoNet in this way is also benefiting the customer's customer. Some of the export schemes covered by CargoNet are
- Advance licence for intermediate supplies
- Advance licence
- Advance release order
- Advance licence for deemed exports
- DEPB post export
- Replenishment licence
- Diamond imprest licence
- Concessional duty EPCG scheme
- Zero duty EPCG scheme
- Duty free replenishment certificate?
- Drawback and advance licence
- Drawback and concessional duty EPCG