Why is B/L information sometimes limited?

This has to do with the Secure Chain, in this situation an organization does not follow the B/L in advance, but a chain party assigns the release to the Secure Chain. The B/L is then shown shielded to the assigned organization.

Scenarios

In the following two scenarios you can be assigned to a B/L that is not linked by yourself:

  1. A shipping company has sent a release for a B/L that was not yet followed by your organisation at that time. You will automatically receive the B/L in the overview in Cargo Controller, in the My Release tab. You can set up an email notification for this, you can read how to do this here.
  1. Another party has designated your organization as a chain party for a B/L that you were not yet following at that time. This can arise in the situation of ‘transfer’ of cargo between forwarders. You will automatically receive the B/L in the general overview in Cargo Controller after you have been designated as the next chain party. You will automatically receive the B/L in the general overview in Cargo Controller after you have been designated as the next chain party. You can also set up an email notification for this, you can read how to do this here.

NB! In our Cargo Controller API specifications there are additional details related to a system connection. You can read this here.

Upgrade B/L

Because your organization is unexpectedly linked to a B/L, Portbase prevents the standard transaction costs that arise when you track a B/L within Cargo Controller.

A limited B/L contains all data to control the Secure Chain, without incurring transaction costs. Within the Cargo Release Manager service this is all the information available, but for Cargo Controllers there is the option to expand the B/L data by ‘upgrading’ it to a paid transaction. This is not necessary for the Secure Chain.

Upgrade B/L: Web

If you still want more information about the cargo, you can choose to convert ‘Basic tracking’ to ‘Extended tracking’.

  1. Klik op
  2. Klik vervolgens ‘+ Toegang krijgen tot hele B/L’
    De data wordt nu bijgewerkt. Voor de uitgebreide B/L wordt nu een transactie gerekend.

Upgrade B/L: API

If you still want more information about the cargo, the choice is yours to convert a limited B/L to a full B/L. You then submit a standard track request for this B/L via API, which Portbase will answer with all available information. You can read more about that here. A transaction is charged for a full B/L.

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