Laytime System

NEW Laytime Calculation Version 8

  • Typical time savings of 60-80% on Laytime Calculation
  • No risk of expensive laytime demurrage/despatch calculation errors
  • Say goodbye to re-typing:
    Exchange Laytime Calculation data files with hundreds of
    B&V users and SoF import
  • Full integration with Outlook™ and other email systems
  • Our system keeps your data private
  • Try our Laytime System before you buy with our 30-day free trial

Burmester & Vogel, with its roots in Hamburg, has specialised in developing Laytime Calculation Software since 1983. More than 1000 companies in over 100 countries have already opted for the flexible, powerful and easy to use solutions in The Shipping System, making it the clear market leader.

Laytime Software you can count on

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Laytime Calculation - Key Features in Brief

  • Easy-to-use calculation system for laytime and demurrage / despatch calculation. Based on the statement of facts the program generates a complete time sheet with automatic detection of day breaks, the time the vessel comes on demurrage and the changes in calculation thereafter
  • Our user-friendly entry forms are optimized for "less typing" by simplified date/time entries, auto text and short-cut functions.
  • Have your laytime calculations and time sheets ready to be mailed within minutes instead of hours
  • Integration with Outlook™ email provides you with your usual tools like address book, auto text, spell-checker and so on. (Other MAPI compliant email systems like Windows mail™, Outlook Express™, Live Mail™ Exchange™, Lotus Notes™ are supported as well). A result report in PDF format will be attached. This can include your company logo and header as well. An individual cover message will be generated automatically based on your settings.
  • Say goodbye to re-typing. Calculation inputs can be exchanged easily by the integrated email function. Simply double-click the BVA attachment to open the calculation. Modify the figures and get a complete re-calculation with a few keystrokes and clicks.
  • Statement of facts without re-typing. Import your SoF with our Import module. Your port agent will input and email the SoF data by using Statement of Facts Editor for Windows™
  • The program supports all usual contract clauses for the laytime calculation includ-ing: Reversible / Non reversible / Average / Customary Quick Despatch (CQD) Working time saved / All time saved Once on demurrage, always on demurrage / Not always on demurrage Mixed reversible / non reversible in one calculation file.
  • All usual laytime calculation terms already predefined: full time counting, half time to count, time not to count, rain, shifting time not to count and a free percentage value for partial counting in case of breakdowns etc. Working periods during weekends and non-counting periods on demurrage also supported.
  • All usual Shex/Fhex terms already predefined and user customizable. Non-standard regulations can be specified by begin/end day of week and time. Weekends will be inserted into the calculation automatically
  • Optional Pro Rata calculation module with unlimited cargo shares per calculation. Generates complete time sheet and results for every cargo share owner automatically
  • User definable templates for contracts, repeated businesses or individual department requirements. Include your company or department header and logo. Include typical contract options and frequently used remarks and descriptions in a template and have them available at your fingertips.Ready-to-use templates for dry cargo and tanker business are already included
  • Automatic remark history relieves you from re-typing the same comments over and over again when entering the statement of facts
  • Drag & drop support. Program starts and loads or imports a file or email attachment automatically on double-click from email-system or Explorer
  • Avoid calculation errors which might easily be more expensive than the program including the PC itself
  • Your laytime calculations are accepted more easily because of our ‘industry standard’ format
  • The B&V Laytime/ Demurrage/ Despatch Calculation software is yours for a reasonable annual subscription fee, with no further charges for installation, training or support.
  • Our system keeps your data private - no need to have connection to the internet
  • Our Laytime Calculation system runs on Windows™10, 8, 7, Vista and XP, optional a version for Citrix®/Terminal Server is available

Demurrage and Laytime Calculation Software you can count on

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