Open Positions Board

Board Layout

The board has two main areas- unallocated voyages (Voyage Commitments) on the left, and allocated voyages on the right.

Each element in the board represents either a voyage (unallocated), a voyage with cargo(s) (allocated), a vessel, a vessel open position card or a last port call card.

Vessel Open Position Card

We call the yellow card on the vessel columns the vessel open position card. It displays the start of the schedule of each ship that is displayed on the board. You can click on the card to open the vessel open position drawer. For any scenario that is not the MASTER, you can edit the port and date of the vessel open position. This changes where your ship starts in the scenario and reschedules the consecutive voyages.

Voyage Card

Unallocated Voyage Card

In the Voyage Commitments column, the left-most column of the board, we have a list of Unallocated Voyages with a new design:

Allocated Voyage Card

Port Call Timeline

The Allocated Voyages Card also contains a detailed timeline:

On the left side of the Voyage Card, all the arrival times are listed. The date and time listed for the Ballast Port is the voyage start date. On the right side of the timeline, the port names are listed, including the Ballast Port. The total cargo gross weight on board after the port call is listed under the port name.

Number of Displayed Ports

It is possible to change how many ports are listed at a time by using the settings. The minimum amount of ports that can be displayed is 3, the Ballast Port, the first load port and the last discharge port of a voyage. The number in the blue circle indicates how many ports are hidden.

Last Port Call Card

For each vessel we have a card with information about when it is next available. This can be found after the last voyage in a vessel's schedule.

Actions

In the Open Positions Board you can drag and drop voyages to allocate or unallocate them, move them between vessels and change their order on a vessel.

Click any voyage card to open the voyage drawer and access additional information and actions.

Filtering

You have a large variety of filters available on the board. Filtering for Voyage Commitments (left-most column) and Allocated Voyages (rest of the columns) is separate. Filtering is persisted when navigating between the boards as well as when navigating to different menu items.

You can read more about the actions here: Voyage Actions.

Highlights For The Voyages

Voyage Commitments Column

Each of the unallocated voyage cards now have a new light grey border, and when you hover, it will be marked with a darker one to clearly indicate which one you are hovering over.

When selecting one of these cards, a blue border and thicker border will display along with opening the Voyage drawer:

Allocated Voyages

We have here as well now added a new light grey border, and when you hover over it, here too it will be marked with a darker one to clearly indicate:

When selecting one of the allocated voyages here too, the same type of blue border will display: along with opening the Voyage drawer as well:

The Active State

For both the unallocated and allocated voyages, the blue active border will stay active on the board until you do another action.

This border also displays and stays active when creating a new voyage, and with the use of drag & drop of the allocated cargoes and/or the unallocated voyages.

Vessel Open Position Cards

Now when you hover over a Vessel Open Position card, it displays a darker grey tone on its border:

When you select the card, the border becomes the same blue active border as previously mentioned, along with opening the Vessel Open Position drawer:

This border will stay active until you do another action on the board.

These highlights are also visible on the Scheduler Board and the Cargo Management Board as well.

Settings

Number of Columns

You can select the number of columns to show in the board either by moving the slider or by typing in a number.

Number of Displayed Ports

You can select the number of ports to show in the port call timeline either by moving the slider or by typing in a number. The ballast, first loading and last discharging ports are always visible.

Column Grouping

The column grouping decides which column a card should go into. The default setting is to group by vessel, but you can also select load area or discharge area. The area groupings depends on the selected area report under account preferences.

Row Grouping

The row grouping setting decides how the cards are grouped vertically. By default there is no row grouping. You can also select to group by month or week.