use the widely recognized term "booking list"
to denote the document, whether virtual or on paper, that
lists the cargo booked for a voyage. The booking list
is the central reference point for cargo information -
and our electronic form of this list is used to communicate
with your supply chain.
Our concept of the booking list file is what allows
us our wide flexibility in communicating with different
databases and booking systems: you do not need to change
your booking system to meet our requirements. We meet
yours. Then we base our planning systems on a unique
method of defining a booking, and on our methods for
managing the information associated with it.
Our booking list files contain the latest updates on
when each cargo item is received at which terminal,
when it will be stowed on the vessel, what shifting
is scheduled throughout the voyage, what special stowage
considerations are required, when it will be discharged,
and when it leaves the shipping company's charge. More
or less detailed cargo information may be required,
depending on cargo type and shipping company.