Manage Containers

Manage container types

  • Before being able to create containers, the dispatcher will first have to create container types
  • Navigate to Freights > Container Types tab
  • This tab is where all the container types are listed
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Create container type

Container type information fields

  • A container type will have these essential information fields:

Information field

Description & Input

Organization (Web form); Organization Code (Excel template)
(Required)

1. Description:
The transporter which manages the container type being created
2. Input rules:
Web form:
Click on this field. Input the Organization Code/Organization Name of the appropriate Transporter into the search bar, then select from the drop down menu
Excel template:
Copy the Organization Code of the appropriate Transporter on Web app, then paste into this cell
Note:
The Organization Code and Organization Name can be found under "Organization Code" and "Organization Name" columns in "Organizations > Organization List" tab

Container Type Code
(Web form + Excel template)
(Required)

1. Description:
Management code assigned to the container type being created
The management codes are similar to the container abbreviation commonly used. For example: 22GP; 22OT etc.
2. Input rules:
Input only one container types into this field/cell

Container Length
(Web form + Excel template)
(Required)

1. Description:
The length (in feet) of the container type being created
2. Input rules:
Input the value in number. Do not input the unit
For example: The container type being created has the length at twenty feet. Input the following value into the field/cell: 20

  • Below is the list of thirty common container types:

Container type

Description

22GP

20 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall general-purpose container

22OT

20 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall open-top container

22PL

20 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall platform container

22RF

20 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall reefer container

22TK

20 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall tank container

25GP

20 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall general-purpose container

25OT

20 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall open-top container

25PL

20 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall platform container

25RF

20 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall reefer container

25TK

20 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall tank container

42GP

40 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall general-purpose container

42OT

40 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall open-top container

42PL

40 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall platform container

42RF

40 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall reefer container

42TK

40 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall tank container

45GP

40 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall general-purpose container

45OT

40 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall open-top container

45PL

40 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall platform container

45RF

40 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall reefer container

45TK

40 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall tank container

L2GP

45 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall general-purpose container

L2OT

45 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall open-top container

L2PL

45 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall platform container

L2RF

45 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall reefer container

L2TK

45 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches tall tank container

L5GP

45 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall general-purpose container

L5OT

45 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall open-top container

L5PL

45 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall platform container

L5RF

45 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall reefer container

L5TK

45 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall tank container

Edit container type information

  • Please refer to the CRUD functions article to know the general steps about updating objects in Abivin vRoute

Delete container type

  • Please refer to the CRUD functions article to know the general steps about deleting objects in Abivin vRoute

Manage containers

  • Navigate to Freights > Containers tab
  • This tab is where all the containers are listed
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Create container

  • Please refer to the CRUD functions article to know the general steps about creating objects in Abivin vRoute
  • Below are the information fields required when creating a container

Information field

Description & Input

Organization (Web form); Organization Code (Excel template)
(Required)

1. Description:
The transporter which manages the container being created
2. Input rules:
Web form:
Click on this field. Input the Organization Code/Organization Name of the appropriate Transporter into the search bar, then select from the drop down menu
Excel template:
Copy the Organization Code of the appropriate Transporter on Web app, then paste into this cell
Note:
The Organization Code and Organization Name can be found under "Organization Code" and "Organization Name" columns in "Organizations > Organization List" tab

Container Code
(Web form + Excel template)
(Required)

1. Description:
The management code assigned to the container being created
2. Input rules:
Format: Must not contain spaces

Seal No.
(Web form + Excel template)
(Required)

1. Description:
The numbers printed on the seal lock of the container being created
2. Input rules:
Format: Must not contain spaces

Container Type
(Web form + Excel template)
(Required)

1. Description:
The container type of the container being created
2. Input rules:
Web form:
Click on this field. Select the appropriate container type from the drop down menu
Excel template:
Copy the appropriate container type code on Web app, then paste into this cell
Note:
The container type code can be found under "Container Type Code" column in "Freights > Container Types" tab

Tare Weight
(Web form + Excel template)
(Required)

1. Description:
The weight (In kilogram) of the container being created when it is empty
2. Input rules:
Input only the value in number, do not input the unit
For example: The container being created has the tare weight at two point five tons. Input the following value into the field/cell: 2500

Net Weight (Web form); Total Weight (Excel template)
(Required)

1. Description:
The maximum goods weight (In kilogram) the container being created can carry
2. Input rules:
Input only the value in number, do not input the unit
For example: The container being created can carry at maximum twenty five tons. Input the following value into the field/cell: 25000

Gross Weight (Web form); Max Gross (Excel template)
(Required)

1. Description:
Sum of the Tare Weight and Net Weight of the container
2. Input rules:
Input only the value in number, do not input the unit
For example: The container being created has the gross weight at thirty tons. Input the following value into the field/cell: 30000

  • After being created, a container will have additional information fields:

Information field

Description

Attached Vehicle

The truck tractor that is currently carrying the container

Attached Trailer

The trailer that is currently carrying the container

Location

The location where the container is currently placed

Stuffing status

Current stuffing status of the container
There are two statuses:
Full - The container has goods inside
Empty - The container doesn't have goods inside

Edit container information

  • Please refer to the CRUD functions article to know the general steps about updating objects in Abivin vRoute

Delete container

  • Please refer to the CRUD functions article to know the general steps about deleting objects in Abivin vRoute

Change container status

  • All containers will automatically have their status as Active after being created.
  • If you want to change status for some of them, click on icon under Action column at the end of the container row to switch its status from Active to Deactive or vice versa.
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Search container

  • To search for a specific container, input the Container Code of that container into the search field
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Show or hide information columns

  • You could show or hide specific information fields of the containers by clicking on the Columns button, then tick on the boxes on the drop down menu. Each box corresponds to one information field
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