Abel’s Export Container Management

Posted on 13.07.2023 by Rik

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Abel’s Export Container Management is for customer orders that you despatch in shipping containers. You can record container bookings, cross-reference customer orders with containers and produce despatches for whole containers. You can also generate electronic documents for MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries) if your operation requires it.

The container workflow sits between Customer Orders and Customer Despatches. It’s triggered when you choose a container delivery method on a customer order, so the order lines can then be placed in containers and the despatch documents produced when the container is ready to go.


  • Container delivery methods configured to suit your business (land, sea, air)
  • Container Documents for recording details of each container booking
  • Allocate customer orders and stock to containers
  • View containers in progress, view stock waiting
  • Produce MPI electronic documentation

This example shows some of the features:

  1. Select orders – Abel shows orders that match the container’s shipping destination
  2. The assigned stock tab shows stock allocated to the container
  3. When it’s ready to go you can generate the MPI electronic document
Abel ERP - Export Container Management

4. You can view the MPI electronic document if required

Abel ERP - Export Container Management - Container load

For more on MPI Electronic Documents see our MPI ED blog.