Pre Receival Advice

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Pre Receival Advice (PRAs)

The PRA list displays all the containers belonging to each consignment, which in turn is linked to a vessel. The Shipping module allows for PRAs to be processed either individually or in bulk, by shipment rather than by consignment.

Enhanced PRA validation includes:

  • Valid container number
  • Temperature requirements
  • Commodity requirements

Electronic Fowarding Instructions (EFIs)

Once the PRAs have been processed for each consignment the FI can be transmitted to the shipping lines via shipping portals (INTTRA or BabelBridge), rather than as an email attachment. The shipping line produces the draft Bill of Lading (BOL) and it can be received by the exporter as a PDF and saved in the Electronic Filing module relative to the consignment.

Any corrections to the Bill of Lading can be made electronically by resubmitting the EFI. Where there are existing arrangements with the shipping line, the original Bill of Lading can be printed onto shipping line stationary in the exporter’s office.

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