Flatrack or Platform Container
Cargo Lashing on Smartphone
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construction vehicles, machinery or other large breakbulk items flatrack or platform container-showed lashing, bedding and securing documentation

  • Google Play smartphone app download and install
  • smartphone pairing(s), unlimited
  • cloud logins, unlimited
  • real-time on-site lashing recording
  • photo snapshot(s) of breakbulk physical condition (unlimited)
  • cargo item(s) selector and shipment ID
  • automatic timestamp (non-tamperable)


    • smartphone to cloud sync
    • flatrack and platform container
    • lashing gear description
    • lashing volume and strength assessment
    • lashing cargo and container fasting
    • lashing gear condition
    • bedding and dunnage description
    • self-admin, setup and configuration
    • lashing reports with photos and GPS location
    • multi-site admin
    • 3 months cloud storag
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    for shipping lines, terminals or warehouse operators, surveyors, port captains, exporters or shippers



    Can I add photos to the smartphone recordings?

    Yes. Embedded photo capability is built-in to the app. Photos are sync-ed to cloud and included in reports, and photo links are included in Excel extracts.

    Sometimes it's useful to add verbal comments..

    You can type verbal comments, or you can use standard Android speech-to-text conversion instead of typing.

    Something smarter than typing license plate, shipment IDs available?

    App comes with a build-in OCR scanner. App can scan and capture any text.

    How do I get the app on my smartphone(s)?

    Download from Google Play and click "install".

    When can I start?

    Once you sign-up and settle first invoice you can start right away. Sign up today, start tomorrow. Seriously!

    Who has access to my data?

    All your data belongs to you and is not accessed by any other party. Reports and extracts are shared only with stakeholders you select.

    How does smartphone connect to the server?

    Through a simple internet connection (data packet or wifi).

    Can smartphone be setup to only run this business app?

    Android devices can be switched to "kiosk mode" so only specific applications can run, and users do not have access to other apps on the smartphone, such as calls, social media and browsers.

    How many cloud logins does the sign-up support?

    As many as you like. You create yourself, or ask support to create for you.

    What are the software license fees?

    Nil, no license fees. You only pay a monthly subscription fee per site or vessel depending on features enabled, and fees for business transactions.

    How many smartphones does the sign-up cover?

    Unlimited. You create new smartphone pair codes yourself, or ask support for assistance.

    Do I pay for support?

    Email support (in English) is included in the monthly fees. Regular upgrade of features is also included.

    Any additional software or hosting costs?

    No server or software is required. The smartphone app is already bundled with a running hosting service. No additional costs.

    Can I request improvements or customizations?

    Your ideas for improvements are welcome! We will assess, if the ideas are relevant for other users, and can be implemented in future versions.

    For how long do I have to commit?

    You settle costs 3 months ahead at all times, and you can cancel anytime. When prepaid payments expire access to the app is removed.

    How are smartphone connecting to the cloud?

    By 3G (sim card) or nearby wifi, or a hotspot.

    What if Internet is unavailable?

    Continue working on smartphone. As soon as internet again available, all recorded data is sync'ed to cloud with original timestamps.

    Can recordings be adjusted in the cloud before sharing with stakeholders?


    Original recordings, including timestamp and GPS location tag recorded onsite cannot be tampered with after initial recording.

    For how long is data available in the cloud?

    All loggings are kept for 3 months. A 3-years archieve feature is available upon request.

    What are the technical requirements to Android smartphone or tablet?

    A phone or tablet with the following specifications -or higher- is fine:

    • Operating system: Android 5.1
    • Screen resolution and size: 480 x 800, 4″
    • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
    • GPS sensor: required
    • Camera: recommended, with autofocus

    Screen brightness should be suitable for work under strong sunlight.

    What about battery?

    Apps are by optimized for low battery use. You can let each new labour-shift carry a new fully charged device (Android smartphones are inexpensive), or provide external battery/ power bank to ensure continuous onsite work.

    What are supported barcode standards?

    • EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code-39, Code-93, Code-128, ITF, Codabar
    • QR Code, Data Matrix, PDF-417, AZTEC

    Browser support

    Cloud apps run in all modern desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers including MS Edge, Firefox, Chrome, browsers based on Chrome engine (Opera, Yandex, Vivaldi), and Safari.

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