How to use Pier2pier.com movie, takes 9 minutes
On the start page it shows multiple options. To start a new calculation type in your reference and click start calculation.
▷ Customized settings and pre-defined cargo + equipment
Remember to go all the way down at the bottom of the page and click [Save My Settings]
The [Predefined cargo] button is a tool where you can change the dimensions of your already existing cargo.
The [Predefined equipment] button is a tool where you can change the dimensions of your already existing equipment.
▷ Limitation of the trial period
Users on the Pier2pier.com trial period will not have the facility to add “predefined cargo” and “predefined equipment”.
The sole functionality that will be offered is "My settings" as pictured, this allows you to set the load calculator to your own pre-set requirements e.g. if you want to use metric over imperial.
Furthermore, all product dimensions entered onto the load calculator will not be saved during the trial period.
▷ Saved calculations
You would be able to find old calculations created by you or your colleagues.
Use the search box marked with red and type in the reference name to find the calculation you are looking for. You can now click on the [Edit loading] button to see the old calculation.
There are 3 ways to add your cargo – you can add box or cylindric cargo or use our [Import data] button.
To make a new box cargo, type in the cargo name and the dimensions of the box and the same goes for cylindric cargo.
To use the [Import data] feature click on it, and you will be seeing this picture.
If you click one the Column instruction text, you will be able to see how to set it up and the same goes for the excel sheet.
In the excel sheet you will be finding an example on how to do it and a box/cylindric cargo template.
You just need to copy and paste the text from the excel sheet into the box marked with red as shown and then click [Import your data]
On the Loading page is where you choose how to load your cargo
On the pallets page you can choose which pallet you are going to use.
Click [Select pallet type] and you will be able to choose between:
If you want to create your own pallet size, choose [User defined] and then just type in the dimensions of your pallet.
On the equipment page is where you would be able to select which equipment you’re going to use.
If you click on [Select default equipment] you will find all the normal containers/trucks.
You would also be able to click [Create or select customized equipment] where you can create your own equipment or choose the equipment you or your company made in the past.
To make new equipment just type in the dimensions as shown on the picture.
You can also shrink your equipment with percentage, as shown on the picture I chose to use 95% of my equipment’s space.
On the packing page you got 4 options:
On the picture the blue boxes are not allowed to overstack/understack and the loading order is set to closest to rear end, and the green boxes aren’t allowed to rotate.
You can also change the loading direction between right to left or for floor to top.
In the result page it shall allow creation of a packing report just click on the button [Create PDF packing report].
You can also open a 3D model of your calculation by clicking on the button [Show 3D equipment model].
If you would like to be able to share your calculation with colleagues or clients, click on the [Share loading with URL link] button. Just set the permissions page by page or use the set all option and then just click on copy and paste into a message.
You will find the track and trace option on the main page. You can track container, vessels, air freight and couriers.
To start tracking a container just type in your container number and click track.
When you track a container, you will be able to see which shipping line you’re using and the tracking information. Up in the top right-hand corner, you will be able to setup container surveillance.
Container surveillance is a way for you to receive an email with any major updates or changes for example a change in the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival)
You will also only be able to receive 1 update per 24 hours, if there are no updates you won’t receive an email.
Now just select a start date and an end date and type in your reference for this container
When returning to the main page, it shall show the Track & Trace Surveillance optionality under the most popular in the top left-hand corner.
On the Track & Trace Surveillance site you will be able to find all the container you currently have on surveillance, and which you no longer have.
The colors shows you which date you started tracking your container and which days you received an email. Each time the color change to a darker color you can see that you received an email.
Type in your vessel name and click track.
You will only be able to track container vessels and Ro-Ro vessels.
When you tracked your vessel, you will get provided with:
The red line shows you the route it’s just been on.
All the orange dots are radio transmitted signals coming of the vessel.
You can track air freight, just type in your MAWB (Master Air Waybill) number and click track.
To track couriers, type in your courier number and click track. You will only be able to track shipments from DHL, UPS, FedEx and TnT.
At the top of the main page there is a tool called Transport Route.
The Transport Route tool is a way for you to figure out which carrier's that have a possible route going from seaport to seaport.
To get started, type in the seaport (A) and seaport (B) it could for example be Hamburg to Singapore and then click search.
Once selected the system shall provide with a list over carriers, we detected that had a previous route going from A to.
What will also be provided is a list of carriers that have routes going from both ports but that are not verified sailing from A to B.
If you scroll further down, you will be seeing all vessel routings and transit time on the different routes.
The World Map tool is a google maps-based world map where you would be able to search for seaports, rail ramps and inland ports.
You can for example search for a specific location to find the nearest seaport.
Seaports is marked with yellow pins. Rail ramps and inland ports is marked with blue pins. (RR) is rail ramps, and (IP) is inland ports.
The Demurrage calculator is a tool to figure out how many days have been going by since your container have arrived in Demurrage or detention.
You would also be able to figure out how much you need to charge or pay.
Choose your arrival date and Empty return date.
Choose how many days you got for free and which days you won’t be charged for and now click calculate.
As seen listed below is where it can be set the charge for each given day.
The first 6 days shall cost 50 USD and the next 10 days shall cost 75 USD.
The document builder tool is where you would be able to create different kinds of documents.
To create different kinds of documents, choose one from the list.
If you don’t see the document template you need to fill, please contact us all documents can be created.
Once selected Danish Certificate of origin, you will get the template and then fill out the document. In the bottom you would be able to create a draft or printing ready document.
Co2 and Distance Estimator is a tool to find the Co2 pollution furthermore to find the distance from A to B.
Choose the transport mode between air freight, sea freight and truck or Door2Door.
Below is an example on how it works with sea freight.
Choose the route Copenhagen to New York then select 500kgs in cargo weight..
Click calculate and below that you will now be finding the distance between the 2 ports and a rough estimation on how much the co2 level are.