It is possible to link two separate DDE/DDN visits together, this way:
- ETA and ETD of both barge visits will be equal
- ECT recognizes that the two visits belong together based on the first call ID in the rotation.
- The total number of handlings of the two visits add up, and all together (should) meet the minimum call size
- ECT is able to determine the most efficient load/discharge locations
MCA Barge shows the previous ECT call ID by default. To split DDE/DDN calls instead (for instance, because of other terminal visit(s) inbetween); change it into “Link to call ID: NO” (in the drop down menu).
Please be aware that ECT sends bargeplanning forecast updates (six e-mails a day).
ECT will only mention the first call ID on this forecast (ECT’s ‘master call ID’, in this example 3001028), and not the second call id (ECT’s ‘slave call ID’, in this example 3001029)
Furthermore, container pre-notifications can be sent to Portbase with the corresponding MCA Barge call ID. In this example; DDE containers with call ID 3001028, DDN containers with call ID 3001029.
The action "Cancel Visit" will cancel both linked visits.
If you wish to cancel only one of two linked visits, then "Save and Send" it with a call size of ‘zero’.