What’s new in the latest service pack as from November 23, 2020

Find out here what’s new in Carrier Connect. Further optimizations and bug fixes can be found in the service pack information.

Access the service pack information directly through your product’s help menu. Click the icon in the upper right-hand corner to open it.

What’s new at a glance

With the new November release of Carrier Connect, you will benefit from interesting new and further developments.

As always, we have developed numerous new carrier connections for you, including new service providers from China, Norway, Sweden, and the US. We have also extensively expanded our portfolio of over 175 carriers: You can enable new services, value-added services, and info texts. With more and more carriers you can now place pickup bookings by EDI.

A lot has also happened in the area of hazardous goods, and not just behind the scenes. Important hazardous goods types such as dry ice and lithium batteries can now be used with further carriers.

The new Carrier Event Service option makes tracking events for your transport service providers available directly in Carrier Connect. If you are interested, please contact your AEB representative.

What’s new in your AEB application

Help menu improved

Since October 2020, you have faster access to additional help pages via the help menu. Click the icon in the upper right-hand corner to open it. Within the newly designed help menu, you will find direct links to:

  • Step-by-step guides: These instructions will guide you through your application step by step.
  • Help for screen (F1): Opens tooltips for the current screen. Here you will find explanations of all fields, table columns, menu functions, buttons, and shortcuts for this screen.
  • Show keyboard shortcuts: Save time by working with the keyboard shortcuts provided.
  • What’s new in your product? Here you will find a summary of the most important new features and changes that AEB has implemented in your product.
  • Service pack information: Opens a list of all new features and changes that are included in the current service pack.
  • Show tooltips checkbox: Enables the field-specific help as soon as your mouse hovers over an element on the user interface. Learn more about the required entries and get more links to step-by-step guides.

At the bottom of the help menu, you will find system information. The name of the product and the last installed service pack are displayed.

Basic functionality developed further

AEB-BORD 512 interface

The AEB standard interface Bord 512 has been developed further to no also be able to transmit transport equipments to your carriers (G00 segment, Col: 221-230).

To do this, you enter your transport equipment in the shipping order (Package processing − Shipping order − Extended information − Transport equipment), fill in the Identification (for example, the container number of a container) and select the Transport equipment type (see Master data − Package types). Add additional information on weight and dimensions.

You can choose two different transport equipments, in which case the same transport equipments are cumulated and transferred as a total.

New carriers available in the standard system

The following carriers are now available to you in the standard system:

Get a complete overview of the carriers connected in the standard on the AEB website or ask your AEB representative for the "Carrier Connect System Description − Functional scope of the carriers offered in the standard”.

China

  • SF Express

Germany

  • Hermes
  • Heppner Landverkehr (System Alliance Europe)
  • Hellmann-Honold (Night Star Express)

EMEA

  • Kintetsu World Express

France

  • Heppner Landverkehr (System Alliance Europe)

Norway

  • Kühne + Nagel Road
  • DHL Express

Sweden

  • Transportören

USA

  • UPS SCS Air
  • Estes Express
  • ATS Anderson Trucking Service

New features for existing carriers

In the following, you will find the new features for the carriers available in the standard system.

Dachser Road Freight (Germany)

We have extended the scope of services for you by the “Food Logistics” division. With this, the following vivengo services are available to you:

  • vengofix
  • vengoflex
  • vengospeed
  • vengospeed 11
  • vengospeed plus
  • weekend service
  • weekend service 11

In addition, you can now also ship hazardous goods of the “lithium batteries” type.

Dachser (Germany, France)

You can now enter pickup bookings more easily. You no longer need to enter the pickup times using the additional fields Pickup date/time from or Pickup date/time until. Instead, you can use the two convenient shipping order fields Earl. coll. book. and Latest coll. book. (Package processing – Shipping orders – Extended information – Collection booking).

DHL Paket (Germany)

For the fast shipping of small goods with documented delivery, the Warenpost domestic service is available to you.

Create an additional account for Warenpost (Master data − Carrier configurations − open carrier configuration − Accounts − New − DHLPAKETWARENPOST). Clarify your account data with your DHL contact, such as participation number and package number range.

You can also use the Store routing value-added service. If packages cannot be delivered, the driver will take them to the nearest branch and store them there until they are picked up.

DHL Express (Germany)

In addition to the two value-added services Billing Service – Neutral Delivery (NDS) and Billing Service – Duties & Taxes Paid (DTP), the Billing Service – Importer of Record (IOR) value-added service is now also available to you. This service enables you to have customs and import duties paid by an importer in the country of consignee (importer of record) for shipments to third countries.

The "Importer of Record (IOR)" billing service was previously included by DHL in the "Neutral Delivery (NDS)" billing service. Now both billing services are available separately, so that they can be combined only when needed.

In addition, you can now also send hazardous goods of the “dry ice” type.

DHL Freight S.A.S. (France)

The following services have been renamed and are still available:

  • EUROCONNECT INT (formerly DHL Euroconnect),
  • EUROLINE (formerly Affrètement),
  • PREMIUM PALLET DOM (formerly Freight Palettes Premium),
  • STANDARD PALLET DOM (formerly Freight Palettes Classic).

DSV Landtransporte Germany − IDS Logistik (Germany)

From now on you can use the AMAZON-Buchungsdaten [Zusatztext: ASN-Nr. [Nummer]/ PO-Nr. [Nummer]) info text.

Emons Spedition & Logistik (Germany)

With the new Collection booking value-added service, you can use EDI to request collection bookings for shipping points without a regular pickup or inbound deliveries (from suppliers, for example). Pickup EDIs are generated per shipping order and transmitted to Emons.

In addition to the pickup address (Package processing – Shipping orders – Additional addresses), you also enter the date and time for the collection booking date (Package processing – Shipping orders – Extended information – Collection bookingEarl. coll. book. and Latest coll. book.).

FedEx (EMEA)

The Pickup booking value-added service allows you to submit pickup requests to FedEx. To do this, simply enter the Pickup address in the shipping order (Package processing – Shipping orders – Additional addresses).

FERCAM Road (Italy)

With the new Speed & Book service, you can order collection and delivery with fast and fixed delivery times to the branch closest to the consignee.

Geodis Road Transport (France)

We have added an additional address line to the label templates used for national shipping: Street 2 of the consignee.

GLS (Germany)

The new GLS "ShipIt" interface is now available. It replaces the UniBox interface.

New customers are automatically integrated in Carrier Connect with "GLS ShipIT". Existing customers will gradually be converted – please wait until an AEB employee contacts you.

Krueger − System Alliance (Germany)

You can use three new info texts:

  • 000 Generell,
  • 002 Abholung,
  • 234 Warenannahmezeiten des Empfängers.

TNT Express (Sweden)

The following new services are available to you:

  • Direct Vehicle FTL,
  • Direct Vehicle LTL,
  • Road Freight LTL,
  • Oversize Agreement.

These may only be used by special agreement with TNT.

UPS (USA)

You can now process World Ease shipments to simplify your customs formalities by combining multiple shipping orders into one shipment. Use the two new value-added services UPS World Ease Master and UPS World Ease Child.

Contact your AEB representative for configuration queries.

In addition, you can now also send hazardous goods of the “dry ice” type.

Zufall Landverkehre − System Alliance Europe (Germany)

Two additional info texts are available:

  • 000 General,
  • 002 Pickup.

Zufall Landverkehre − System Alliance/System Alliance Europe/Night Star Express (Germany)

Use the new Collection booking value-added service to submit your pickup requests. Pickups are then also possible for shipping points without a regular pickup or for inbound deliveries (e.g. from suppliers). It is not necessary to print a label.

In addition to the pickup address (Package processing – Shipping orders – Additional addresses), you also enter the date and time for the collection booking date (Package processing – Shipping orders – Extended information – Collection bookingEarl. coll. book. and Latest coll. book.). The time slot you enter must be on the same day.

Additional info texts are available especially for your pickup requests (ABH), depending on the sector:

Night Star Express:

  • 601 - Abholung bitte avisieren unter Tel.-Nr. (ABH):
  • 602 - Recall-Service - Nach Abholung Rückruf unter Tel.-Nr. (ABH):
  • 603 - Achtung Zollgut, Anlage Zollversandschein (ABH):
  • 604 - Sendung zur Verfügung Firma (ABH):
  • 605 - Sendung bitte nur liegend transportieren (ABH)
  • 606 - Thermogut - vorgegebenen Temperaturbereich beachten (ABH)
  • 607 - Abholung unbedingt mit Hebebühnen-LKW (ABH)
  • 608 - Empfindliche Ware - vorsichtig behandeln (ABH)
  • 609 - Lieferscheinnummer (ABH):
  • 610 - Kundenauftragsnummer (ABH):
  • 611 - Freie weitere Kundenreferenz (ABH):
  • 612 - Originalpapiere folgen per Post / Fahrerpost (ABH)
  • 613 - Leerpaletten zum Tausch mitnehmen (ABH)

System Alliance Europe:

  • 505 - Consignor's reference (ABH):
  • 507 - Latest date of arrival RP (pick-up order):
  • 601 - Star Collect Avis (ABH):
  • 607 - Tail lift required for pick-up (ABH)

System Alliance:

  • 601 - Abholung bitte avisieren unter Tel.-Nr. (ABH):
  • 603 - Achtung Zollgut, Anlage Zollversandschein (ABH):
  • 604 - Sendung zur Verfügung Firma (ABH):
  • 605 - Sendung bitte nur liegend transportieren (ABH)
  • 606 - Thermogut - vorgegebenen Temperaturbereich beachten (ABH)
  • 607 - Abholung unbedingt mit Hebebühnen-LKW (ABH)
  • 608 - Empfindliche Ware - vorsichtig behandeln (ABH)
  • 609 - Lieferscheinnummer (ABH):
  • 610 - Kundenauftragsnummer (ABH):
  • 611 - Freie weitere Kundenreferenz (ABH):
  • 612 - Originalpapiere folgen per Post / Fahrerpost (ABH)
  • 613 - Leerpaletten zum Tausch mitnehmen (ABH)
  • 619 - Avisierung spätestens 1h vor Abholung unter (ABH):

Package dimensions can now also be transmitted to the carrier in the EDI.