Miami HUB Operations in ACMS

Miami Operations AW04 Menu

Select AW04 from any ACMS menu to reach the options described here.

Receiving In-Transit Freight

Use option AW0401 to acknowledge arrival of the truck or inbound airplane and change the status of the incoming airbills to R, received in Miami.
  1. Select 1 from the Miami Operations System menu.
  2. Enter the originating station identifier and truck or flight number. Enter the date the truck left the origin station. Use 6 digits (MMDDYY) or press F3 for the calendar.
  3. Figure 1: Example, In-Transit Freight from JFK.

  4. "Are you sure that you want to receive this freight?" displays. Enter Y (for Yes).
  5. Press Enter to close the "Airbills Received" message.
If you see the message "No Airbills on this Flight" you might have entered an incorrect flight number or date if Figure 1. Try again.

To accept cargo by piece, rather than by truck, use the Scanner function AW0601.

Palletizing Freight

Typically, a truck from a domestic station contains only loose freight, though the station might assign a temporary pallet number indicating a destination country to each position on the truck.

As you unload the truck, place the cargo from each location in the appropriate area of the warehouse. When ready, use BC02 to scan the labels from the cargo in a destination area and load those shipments onto actual pallets.

Weigh Pallets

  1. When you complete a pallet, scan its identifier.
  2. Select AW0402, Scale Weight Maintenance, from the ACMS menu to display loaded pallets.
  3. Place completed pallet on the scale.
  4. Highlight the pallet number and enter the scale weight. (Figure 2)

Figure 2: Scale Weight Maintenance

Loading and Unloading Pallets on a Plane

After you build an entire pallet and note its proper scale weight, you can assign the pallet to a flight destined for the appropriate destination on the appropriate date.
  1. Select AW0403, Assign Pallet(s) to Flight, from the ACMS menu.
  2. Enter the flight number and flight date.
  3. Highlight a pallet number.

    TIP: Optionally, press Enter twice to view the details of an airbill assigned to that flight.

    Press F3 to select the highlighted pallet for the flight.

  4. Figure 3: Assigning a Pallet to a Flight

  5. Press F5 to add all the selected pallets to the flight. Answer Y (Yes) to the prompt "Okay to updated selected pallets?"

    The airbill status changes to P (pallet).

You unload a pallet, for example to move its contents to another pallet or flight. First, remove the pallet from the flight to which it was assigned.
  1. Select AW0404, Unload Pallet(s) from Flight, from the ACMS menu.
  2. Enter the flight number and flight date.

    The pallets assigned to that match the flight appear.

  3. Highlight a pallet number and press F3 to unselect it for the flight. (Figure 4)
  4. Figure 4: Unloading a Pallet from a Flight

  5. Press F5 to remove all the selected palettes from the flight. Answer Y (Yes) to the prompt "Okay to update selected pallets?"

Transferring Freight Between Pallets

If you want to move one or more airbills from a pallet, use option AW0405, Transfer Palletized Freight. For example, you might want to change pallets or move a particular piece to the belly compartment of the airplane.
  1. Use AW0404 to unload the pallet from the flight if you previously loaded it.
  2. Select AW0405 from the ACMS menu.
  3. Enter the password to display the screen in Figure 5.
  4. On the ORIGIN PALLET side of the screen:
    1. Enter the pallet from which you will remove cargo.
    2. Enter a Warehouse Receipt number or press Enter (for ALL) to unload multiple shipments.

      If you elect ALL, enter a destination or press Enter (for ALL) to unload the entire pallet.

  5. Figure 5 shows an example in which only one shipment is transferred.

    Figure 5: Transferring a Warehouse Receipt to a Different Pallet

  6. On the NEW PALLET side of the screen:
    1. Enter a pallet number or use 1-A through 1-D and 2-A through 2-D for belly positions.
    2. Enter flight date for the new pallet.
    3. Answer Y to the question "Is Information entered correct?"
    4. You see a message "TRANSFER COMPLETED". Press Enter to close the message box.
  7. Use option AW0402 to weigh the original and new pallets.
  8. Use option AW0403 to load the new pallet or belly position on the appropriate flight.

Positioning Pallets

After you load pallets on a plane, you can use AW06, Freight Movement System, option 5 to assign each pallet to a position on the plane.


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