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Project Cargo Port Call Time Sheet Logging

  • onboard or onshore time sheet logging from Android smartphone
  • cloud sync via onboard or shoreside wifi, or 3G/GSM
  • easy input to SOF statement of facts, time sheet extract to BIMCO form
  • milestones online photo documentation, handling stoppages
  • vessel port call progress monitoring on auto-refreshed video wall
  • marine operations status across vessels in fleet
  • port stakeholders collaboration: operator, charterer, agents and terminal
  • port call analytics for efficiency improvements
  • port call auto-performance measurements

  • milestones from EOSP to SOSP, and FWE to EOS
  • planned cargo description
  • NOR notice of readiness submit and accept
  • pilot, tug boats, berthing, mooring, handling
  • cargo barge arrived, ready and depart, tugs arrive and depart
  • onboard, shoreside and floating handling gear ready, SWL checked
  • stowage, stress, stability, trim, deck strength, handling sequence checked
  • weather and tidal forecast checked
  • cargo hold, deck and quay side bedding material ready, lashing, unlashing
  • cargo ready, start, suspend, resume and end handling
  • charterer, operator and MWS surveyor embark, inspect, disembark
  • bunkers before, taken and after call
  • ballast/deballast, and draft before and after call
  • supplies, spares, freshwater, lube oil, sludge operations
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for project cargo vessel operators, terminals, port operators, port authorities, agents and charterers

 

FAQ

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)?

Just download from Google Play and click "install".

How many smartphones can I use?

As many as you want. No fee is charged on the amount of smartphones in use.

When can I start?

Once you sign up and pay the first subscription fee, you can get started right away. Sign up today, start tomorrow. Seriously!

Who has access to my data?

All your data belongs to you and are strictly confidential.

The data is shared only with the users you define or with the external stakeholders you choose.

How does smartphone connect to the server?

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

Can app run in 'Kiosk Mode'?

Android devices can be switched to kiosk mode so that only specific applications can run. Thus, users do not have access to other functions of the phone, such as calls, social media, etc.

How many cloud logins Does the sign-up support?

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

What are the software license fees?

Nil, no license fees.

You only pay for a monthly usage fee depending on features enabled and business transaction volumes. You can stop usage with 3 months notice at any time.

How many smartphones does the sign-up cover?

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

Do I have to pay for support?

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

Any additional software or hosting costs?

No server or software is required. The app comes with hosting service and you can do as many logins as you want. No additional costs.

Can I request improvements or customizations?

Your ideas for improvements are welcome! We will do a feasibility study of the ideas and they can be implemented in future versions.

For how long do I have to commit?

You settle costs 3 months ahead at all times, hence you can cancel with 3 months' notice. When prepaid payments expire, access to the app is closed.

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?

No.

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.

Project Cargo Logger performance measurements

e-mail support during business hours included in subscription fees, implementation is fast and easy!

Mikkel, ml@arl-shipping.com
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