Who is GAT-Ship best suited for?

GAT-Ship can be used by agencies of all sizes, we have clients ranging from companies with small volumes to companies with high volume and offices worldwide. However, we recommend a minimum volume of 300-500 port calls per year or more to maximize the benefits of using GAT-Ship.

What does GAT-Ship cost, and what does it include?

Our customers pay for each new port call they create, and the price depends on the volume of port calls purchased upfront. Normally our clients purchase a port call volume for approximately a year.
Discounts are given based on the purchased volume of port calls, please contact GAT-Ship for details.
Setup, installation, support and updated versions of the software (when available) is included in the port call prices.

What agency functions can be controlled using GAT-Ship?

By using GAT-Ship you will first of all be able to control all your port calls from a central "Whiteboard". For each port call you can handle all important tasks like cargo loading/discharging planning, Statement of facts, Expenses, Email handling, Document handling, Checklists, Crew change +++
If you have several agencies, each agency will have its own whiteboard/port calls, and different users might have different privileges for different functions.

Can GAT-Ship be used on web, tablets and smartphones?

Yes. GAT-Ship consists of 2 modules - the GAT-Ship Classic windows client and an optional GAT-Ship web module. The web module is a modern responsive web application that can be run in any modern browser on any modern device like your smartphone, tablet or computer. The module can be used by both internal employees as an addon to GAT-Ship Classic and by external users like subagents, transport companies, operators ++.
(However, GAT-Ship Classic can only be used on a computer running MS-Windows).

Is it possible to send email from GAT-Ship?

Yes. GAT-Ship normally uses Microsoft Outlook for email management, but can also be integrated with Mark5/reMARK or use an internal email client.

Is it possible to customize and create documents from GAT-Ship?

Yes. GAT-Ship is delivered with a set of document templates for different purposes. These templates can easily be customized to fit your graphical profile, and the content can be controlled by providing different "document codes" that will prefill documents very easily based on the content of the current port call in GAT-Ship.

What kind of training do you offer?

Years of experience have learned us that personal face-to-face training gives the best result for our users. In addition, we offer remote training using MS-Teams etc. if face-to-face training can not be arranged.

Is GAT-Ship a “Plug and play” software?

No, GAT-Ship is not shelfware. We customize and tailor the database content for each client’s individual needs, followed by a 3-days training course.

What are the requirements to run GAT-Ship?

In general, GAT-Ship follows the Microsoft lifecycle policy requirements.
Currently, GAT-Ship requires Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or newer as the database server. (Small customers might use the free-of-charge Microsoft SQL Server Express edition).
If you are planning to use the optional GAT-Ship web module as an add on, it requires Microsoft Internet Information Server to hos this module.

Can GAT-Ship be integrated with our accounting program?

Yes. We provide a built-in tool to import and export data in the GAT-Ship database using .txt files. This tool allows for some standard import/export formats, but if these formats are unsuitable for the client’s need, we can create a customized import/export job for a fee.

We also can provide a REST API that can be used if this method of integration is preferred.