SVM VSS Vessel Scheduling System

Vessel scheduling is one of the major processes for planning the arrival and departure of vessels in the terminals using proforma, long term schedule and coastal schedules. The process of creating vessel schedule involves:

  • Creation of port rotation
  • Planning the hours of vessel stay in port
  • Sea streaming time between ports
  • Pilot-age time
  • Canal transits
  • Planning for buffer time
  • Deploying vessels to the schedules in the right order and various other activities.

SVM VSS can be created for mainline and feeder service, a detailed schedule of the vessels arrival and departure time helps the operations to plan network connections. Creating routes from the inter-connected mainline vessels, feeder vessels, trains, barges and trucks can help to plan the logistics in detail.

SVM VSS is designed to plan, publish and monitor the vessel schedules on a continuous basis. SVM VSS has powerful features to create coastal schedules from Proforma and Long Term schedule. The major feature is to update automatically the schedules for following port omissions, deletions, insertions, swapping vessels / voyages, vessel Phase-in / Phase-out and ability to calculate / simulate slot cost.


  • Proforma service creation with port rotations
  • Updating port distance from in-house distance tables / 3rd party distance API
  • Long term schedule creation
  • Maintenance of vessel details for mainline and feeder schedule
  • Port details, marine distance and time zone master table update
  • Multiple terminals can be specified in the same port for different operators
  • Provides flexible voyage number generation for 4 bounds to handle complex butterfly services
  • Provision for dry dock planning, vessel swapping and vessel phase IN / OUT
  • Ability to define Vessel idling time for the vessels
  • Vessel arrival / departure report with automatic update from vessel master reports
  • Vessel arrival / departure confirmation optionally can be updated through manual, FTP (File Transfer Protocol), EDI, email and mobile application.
  • Auto email alert to customers, commercials, Agency staff for schedule changes for port omission, port rotation change, terminal change, adding additional calls and reporting for vessel being ahead / behind the proforma schedule
  • User Authentication: Read / Write access for defined user only to modify the vessel schedules based on service / vessel
  • Slot cost calculation and simulation to optimize the service cost such as port cost at terminal / sailing, fuel cost and canal transit cost. Options to define low and high sulphur fuel cost separately
  • Proper management for delivery and re-delivery of chartered vessels
  • Schedule viewer module helps to view the schedules of arrival and departure dates by date, port, service and between POL – POD wise for mainline / feeder schedules
  • Schedule integrity / Historical schedule integrity report to view the vessel KPI (Key Performance Index)
  • Agency performance report for mainline / feeder services to view the performance of port agent vessel reporting
  • Repeated vessel report to check the availability / usage of vessels against multiple services
  • Terminal report to view the terminal list for mainline / feeder services.
  • Transit time report to view the plan / actual transit time for each container based on the region, sector, Trade Control Area (TCA), country, location and service
  • Receiving noon report and Vessel Performance Report (VPR) from ship via email and FTP
  • Noon and VPR : Excel macro template available to maintain / upload data into the database
  • Scenario creation for proforma, long term and coastal to simulate multiple scenarios before doing any changes in live schedules
  • Receiving Baplie details from partners via email, FTP and manual transmission with ability to convert data such as port code / terminal codes / equipment type automatically used by each terminal / vessel operator
  • Coastal voyage optimizer to simulate voyage cost by using various scenarios such as port omission, port rotation change, adding additional port, speed, distance, terminal time and pilot-age to view the impact in port cost, fuel cost, load / discharge cost, transshipment cost, restow cost and feeder transshipment cost
  • PDF / Excel report extraction



  • Monitoring real-time sailing and updating the schedules accordingly
  • Optimize schedules
  • Alert email for any port omission, port rotation change and vessel delay
  • Authorization: Only privileged user can create and modify the schedules
  • Energy Management – Monitor fuel consumption
  • Option to upload the arrival and departure report via email, FTP and mobile applications
  • Forecasting: Simulating various scenarios using scenario builders
  • Transmission of Baplie EDI files to partners
  • Data import facility from excel / EDI files