Liner & Agency Resources Planning System

Container Shipping Lines are increasingly under pressure to provide better visibility of shipment details and better service reliability as expected and demanded by customers globally.

 To stay afloat and meet challenges, carriers constantly need to innovate and realign their services for better service reliability, looking into ways to reduce operating cost, streamline processes and rely on timely operational information. This gives the carrier the cutting edge on competition and helps carriers overcome market fluctuations. The ability to analyze and make faster, more informed decisions help carriers take a pro-active approach which boosts the bottom line and makes asset utilization more efficient.

SVM LRP/ARP is a fully web-enabled and integrated Liner & Agency Resource Planning system designed to help Container Shipping Lines gain unprecedented visibility in their global operation whilst optimizing asset utilization and minimizing cost. The system is developed with J2EE technology on a three tier architecture providing robustness and scalability to meet growing business needs.

The Agency Resource Planning modules are fully integrated with Liner Resource Planning modules giving the line unprecedented shipment visibility from origin to destination in a single user interface. It empowers to plan, track, optimize and control your global business.

SVM LRP/ARP is a complete integrated ERP System, which covers the complete process from Booking to Books.

  • Schedule Management System – Schedule system offers robust search tools with the set of schedules data available on-line which helps to find the voyages quickly and easily.
  • Pricing Management System – Seamless flow of shipment revenue and cost into Weekly Agency Reporting (WAR) and Disbursement module.
  • Booking – Booking system offers standardized booking creation, template creation and instant reports generation to make the shipping process easier.
  • Bill of Lading & Manifest System – Standardized billing system with accurate data and charges in order to reduce errors in the bills and minimize delays.
  • Equipment Management System – Plan and manage the container movements. Track container activities globally with user definable statuses and rules.
  • Tender Management System – Enable Container Shipping Line executives to process the tenders (both invitation from customer or sending invitation to vendors) in a single unified collaborative platform.
  • Contract Management System – Manage your contracts to simplify and select the best negotiated carrier rates.


  • Creating operational schedule from Proforma Creation to Long Term Schedule creation
  • Standard EDI Engine with ability to integrate and exchange data with vessel partners using industry standard interfaces such as EDIFACT, ANSI X12 or XML message formats
  • Quick conversion of shipping instructions from multiple sources reduces manual tasks and improves productivity
  • Comprehensive tariff system for accurate rating of charges
  • Surcharges based on the preferred routing and Business Rules
  • Plan and manage services to optimize port rotations with vessel at Lowest Slot Cost using built-in Slot Cost Simulator
  • Gain visibility of vessel’s position presented on the world map updated daily from Masters noon report
  • Manage container imbalance with re-position optimization tool to reduce cost
  • Maximize the capacity of the vessel utilization based on actual and forecast
  • Control leasing request and track activities all within Equipment Management System to better improve utilization while reducing idle cycle
  • Maintain vendor contracts and link contracted cost to activity for more accurate calculation of pre-shipment and post-shipment cost
  • Accurate input of cargos and claims using automated integrated flow from operations, documentation and container movement modules
  • Live and updated container tracking through single history inquiry screen
  • Granularity of activity based costing system providing a strong control of cost and monitor the volume and expense



  • Built-in tools to help you manage the business more effectively
  • Reduces manual task, save time, reduce errors and Improve Productivity
  • Quick and easy search option to find the voyages you are looking for
  • Define Business Rules to meet changing business environments while maintaining control over risk compliance
  • Modular and highly scalable System
  • Accurate cost calculation based on the action performed
  • Process cargo and hull related claims with seamless integration of shipment data
  • Forward planning with rolling four weeks forecast to maximize utilization
  • Achieve a lower total cost of ownership with a single source of support, service, and maintenance
  • Obtain consulting and advice on business processes best practices from industry experts
  • Unify shipment order management, routing management and customer experience under single platform with standard user interface
  • Gain unprecedented visibility to real-time shipment data