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We will be releasing updates to CargoDocs on Wednesday, 16th October 2019 at 10:00 AM UTC.

As with previous releases, there will be no system downtime for deploying the latest version, CargoDocs 19.3. However, we strongly recommend all documents be processed outside the hours between 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM UTC on the day.

For any additional information or requests for training, please contact the essDOCS Product Team.

Should you experience any issues post-release, please contact essDOCS Support as soon as possible. We will ensure that your request is handled and resolved in a timely manner.

What's Changing?

Below is an overview of the updates we will release into CargoDocs 19.3:

  1. Ability to create & load draft templates – Users can now save draft templates to re-use for similar transactions. This saves the user having to recreate a Bill of Lading from scratch, helping avoid data entry errors and saving time (see screen shots below).
    Note: This functionality has not been implemented for all users; please contact us if you require more information and/or a demo of this feature. ​​
  2. Ability to have Teams in DocHub  – We can now set up Teams by location and cargo so that users only view and action the shipments they need to.
    ​​Please contact Support in case you would like to set up Teams within your organisation. 
  3. ​​​​New LOI functionality – DocHub now has the ability to enable users to create and collaborate on Letters of Indemnity (LOI). Users can select how many LOIs are required and the data from the B/Ls will populate the documents, eliminating data re-entry. The LOIs can then be sent to owners and/or buyers for approval using Collaborative Drafting.​​​​​​
    Note: This functionality has not been implemented for all users; please contact us if you require more information and/or a demo of this feature. 
  4. Distribution Improvements using dSend – Received document sets via dSend can now be added to CargoDocs using Upload, and then re-distributed to another party.
  5. dSend Acknowledgements – When documents are sent via dSend, the receiver now needs to acknowledge the receipt. This then notifies the sender, leaving a log on the shipment.

Ability to create & load draft templates

Once user has entered the data into all necessary fields, they can then save this data as a ‘Draft Template’ by selecting the folder icon on the bottom of the page:


The user will then be able to save the template under a name:


Users can then retrieve templates and relevant data by selecting on the icon at the bottom of the page:


Then select whichever template is required (the template containing the relevant data):


To confirm that this is the template required, the user will have to select ‘Accept’. Please note that once this is selected, any data in the fields will be overridden: