News | February 14, 2008

ARL Releases Yard Mini-Inventory Platform For Yards, Depots And Terminal Operators

ARL Consulting announces the release of the ARL Yard mini-Inventory Platform which helps container yards to manage equipment on the yard. The platform can be used by medium sized yards, depots, repair and storage facilities, and terminals with a quay side. Anyone who is interested can request demo or sign-up at ARL's portal for shipping solutions,

ARL Yard mini-Inventory Platform is an internet application, hosted by ARL Consulting and their partners, being accessible from a computer with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher connected to Internet. The application is secured, all data transfers are encrypted, and all users are passing authentication procedures. The platform is a closed system operating as the in-house inventory system for individual container yards containing with a public facility allowing the container yard to offer third-parties to query specific container status without logging in. This may be promoted by the individual container yard to their customers and haulage/ trucking service providers.

The platform requires no up-front software or hardware investments, only a moderate transaction fee per move handled, and allows for a quick start by a container yard: Sign-up, define reference data like operator names, define the physical container yard coordinates and create user's accounts – that's it, and the container yard inventory is managed online. The Yard mini-Inventory Platform support both that the container is online in the back-office and at gates and other front-office locations, and it supports off-line mode of working, like printing of gate pick-up lists and load lists, and it produces a monthly move list per container operator, which can be used as invoice documentation.

On ARL Consulting's site for shipping solutions,, interested containers yards can register for an on-line presentation. For additional information on ARL Yard mini-Inventory Platform visit

About ARL Consulting
ARL Consulting is a Rotterdam headquartered IT developer with insight in the shipping & transport industry. From its Siberian IT centre, medium-size and large, scalable IT solutions are delivered to clients, supporting vessel, capacity and container fleet management, operational excellence and optimization, documentation and process support, and customer & relationship management. Since 2007 tools for the shipping & transport industry and container terminals, are provided on licensing terms or as hosted solutions on the portal. Solutions offered include container terminal berth, quay crane and yard planning, RTG deployment planning & dispatching, container sales & container interchange process support, export & import forwarders interaction with shippers and shipping lines, including integration to leading shipping line portals, container yard inventory management, maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOP), transport vehicle capacity management & pricing, electronic bookings and multi-modal transportation management.

SOURCE:ARL Consulting B.V., IT