Container Freight Station

CFS operations involve cargo that is to be stripped from or stuffed into a container and stored in the CFS Area. Effective interface to technical systems like transponders, keypads, weighbridges, OCR, port hazardous systems etc. would increase the efficiency of CFS operations. It also involves maintaining the hazardous and nonhazardous separately. Handling of the container movement from yard to customs inspection area, reworking area / fumigation / Leakage area etc. and vice versa.

iPortman – CFS Key Operations:

  • Master data
  • Contacts/customer master
  • Customer contract
  • Order Management.
  • Accounts & Billing
  • Gate In/Out process
  • Empty operations
  • Import operations
  • Export operations
  • Rail operations
  • Warehouse management
  • Yard Management

Operational and KPI reports: The system comes with capability of dash boards and start centre based on user access and role which will enable for instant information and aids in executing the operations for faster and accurate decision making.

Yard Planning: System is designed as a modular solution, with each independent and customizable module to the specific requirement of each yard. Planning can be done Customer wise as well as cargo type wise. We track dedicated yards based on cargo type and for special customers. System captures yard inspection, required area based on cargo quantity, Available area, Average Stay at Yard, Investment, Damage tracking, resource utilization and billing. A 3- dimensional UI makes the process easier to plan the cargo in a much customized way.  Cargo stacking area availability check can be done through daily Stacking Report .Auto calculating of Cargo arrival Rate and Cargo removal rate makes the process more cost effective.

Connectivity for Dispatch/Vessel Loading: Automated system checks the selected yard location and calculates the distance to nearby Road /Rail/conveyor connectivity and suggests nearest location based on the date of dispatch which makes the transportation of cargo easier and cost effective. For cargo export it checks the nearest yard to berth based on the expected date of export.

Shifting Planning: We capture Shifting planning for a better the future yard planning and considering safety parameters. High level of automation makes differentiating cargo types and selecting available area much easier.

Vehicle Tracking: System has been integrated with Vehicle transport system (VHS) which traces the movement of vehicles inside the port area which improves visibility on vehicle movement, hold, release, reason of hold. Logistics/Managers can monitor and track the status at any instance of time and at any place. System also allows to track a particular vehicle inside the yard area and can avail the detailed information of the current status of it via VTS.

Operations :

  • Reduced yard operations costs and increased productivity due to a high level of automation,
  • Ranking of vehicles in order to reduce rework costs.
  • Timely reconciliation of assets in the Yard
  • Improved yard productivity and throughput
  • The finished vehicle distribution facilities with ease Lower delays and subsequent holding charges (Port Demurrages) Covers warranty management for better tracking of repairs and damages during transportation

Investment  Estimation for Billing :Cost of Yard(currency/Sq. Meter), Equipment type selection based on which cargo can be stacked at different heights, Average Stay at Yard, Shifting plan and charges.

Report and Analysis :

Reports are customized in yard, cargo and customer level. We offer a set of reports which gives a clear visualization on current yard status and future yard planning which effectively increases the stability of the process .All reports can be visualized based on Date ranges provided.

  • Current yard status- yard wise
  • Current yard status- cargo wise
  • Current yard status- customer wise
  • Available yard area.
  • Future estimated available area.
  • Daily vehicle movement.
  • Cargo stock report.
  • Daily stock reports.
  • Daily equipment utilization report.
  • Vehicle location report.
  • Customer wise billing report.

Container Maintenance and Repair Services

Material Management, Material Requisition, Material Issue.

Inventory management, Warehouse creation, Warehouse Transfer

In house Repair, Damage Identification, Cost Estimate Preparation, Approval from the Liners / Agents, Tariff Management for liners / agents / sub-contractors, SOP, Job creation, Material requisition, Materials issue, Job completion, Invoice generation, Payment

Third party Repair: Damage Identification, Cost Estimate Preparation, Approval from the Liners, Yard equipment allocation, Truck assignment, Inspection at gate, Gate out, Gate In @ Third party warehouse, Empty truck gate out, Repair status updating, Truck Assignment, Inspection at gate, Gate in Truck, Yard equipment allocation, Yard operations.


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We deployed Envision’s iPortman – Integrated port management solution, end to end port automation solution with integration to SAP ERP. The system is working satisfactory.

Captain. Jasbir Singh
Vice President, JSW Dharamtar Port Pvt Ltd

Envision upgraded our Maximo from 4.1 to 7.6, we are very happy about the services provided them. Solution is configured to our requirements, meeting our needs.

Mr. Madhusudhan Sarangi
IT Manager, Port of Fujairah

We are very happy with the solution provided for our Container Freight Station, fully integrated with gate with planning and mobile solution.

Mr. Venkateswara Rao
IT Manager, Visakha Container Terminal

Envision migrated our Maximo from 5.1 to 7.6. Application Implemented is meeting all our requirements and is functioning to our satisfaction, under the support provided by Envision.

Mr. Syed Ziauddin Ahmed
PSCM Manager, Sharjah National Oil Corporation