Navigate to the 'Stack Run' section in the main menu. Select the ‘Stack Run Request’ link. 

If you have access to both the Stack Run in and Stack Run Out, select the SRO Tab.

A dashboard screen will appear displaying all your requested Stack Runs.

Click the 'New Stack Run' button to create a Stack Run In Request.


Stack Run Out Dashboard

The Stack Run Request screen includes the following:

There is a dashboard displaying all your Stack Run Out (SRO) requests. Each SRO will be displayed as a bar on the dashboard to indicate when it begins and when it ends. 

With each Stack Run the following details will be displayed:

You can click on the Stack Run in the dashboard to view the Stack Run Details.

The following screenshot displays the SRO dashboard:

The SRO dashboard will display the Day, Date and zones (0-23).

There will always be 3 days shown in the dashboard. Users will have the ability to move forwards or backwards 1 day at a time, but the first calendar day displayed on the dashboard will always default to the current facility date.

SRO requests will be displayed with a status:

The following colours represent the different SRO statuses:

SRO Status

Status Colour

Pending (New Stack Run Created)
Pending (View ERN)
Waiting for Confirmation

The Stack Run Out Request Form

The Stack Run Out Request form is displayed in differently in the two following states:

Pending SRO Request form

The form below is displayed when the New Stack Run link is clicked, or when a pending SRO request is viewed.

This Stack Run Out Request Form is used to create a new Stack Run Request or update an existing request to the Stack Run.

The Stack Run Out Request Form allows you to:


Confirmed SRO Request form

When a Stack Run Out is confirmed, clicking on the Stack Run ID or the progress bar for that Stack Run, will display the following screen:

When a SRO is Confirmed, the Stack Run Out Request Form is used to assign and prioritise containers to the Stack Run.

The Stack Run Out Request Form allows you to:

Creating a new Stack Run Out Request

A SRO request can be broken up into two parts;

  1. Creating a SRO request - This must be confirmed before containers can be added to the SRO
  2. Adding containers to the SRO Request. All containers must be added before manifesting can begin on the SRO


Part 1 - Creating a new SRO Request

Open up to the Stack Run Out dashboard.

Click the New Stack Run button. This will open up the SRO request form.

Complete the Stack Run Out Request Form, filling out the number of containers required, email address and click the Save button.

The terminal will either reject or confirm the request which will trigger an email to the email addresses specified in the SRO Request.

Note: the Request must be Confirmed before it can progress any further

Manifest Start Date/Time and Manifest End Date/Time

As part of the SRO Request form, before confirming a Stack Run the CTO can specify when manifesting can begin and when it must stop.

The Manifest Start Date and time dictates when Manifesting can begin. Manifesting cannot start until the local facility date and time is equal to the date and time specified in this field.

The Manifest End Date and time dictates when Manifesting must stop. Once the local facility time has passed the Manifest End Date and Time, Manifesting will no longer be allowed for that Stack Run.


Part 2A - Adding Containers to a confirmed SRO

Once a Stack Run Out Request has been confirmed, you may begin to add containers to the SRO request.

Follow the below steps to access an existing Stack Run Out Request from the Calendar.

  1. Open the SRO dashboard. Click on the Stack Run ID of a Confirmed SRO. This will open up the SRO Request Form.
  2. Click on the 'Add Container' button. This will open up a pop-up to paste a list of containers into.

  3. Paste the containers into pop-up window and click add. Multiple containers can be separated by comma or return carriage. 
    The sequence order that the containers are pasted is the priority order that the containers will take on. 
  4. Click the refresh button to check the status of the containers added. Only valid containers that exist can be matched with an eIDO pin and be manifested.
  5. To match eIDO pins click the Match eIDO Pin button. This will open up a pop-up. Paste the list of pins into the pop up window and click Match Pins. VBS will automatically match the Pins to the list of container where a match occurs.

  6. Once all containers have been added, the SRO setup is complete. You may continue on to manifesting by clicking the Manifest button.


Part 2B - Adding Containers to a Confirmed SRO marked as a "Best Pick SRO" by terminal operator

Note that this feature is currently only available for DPW West Swanson Terminal (CONWS)

If "Enable best pick" tick box is ticked, your SRO has been confirmed as a "Best Pick" stack run by the terminal operator. This means you can use placeholders when manifesting your stack run instead of selecting specific containers for the trucks.

You will not be able to disable "Best pick" as this tickbox will be non-editable for you. If you want to disable "best pick" option and request specific containers for manifest, please contact the terminal. 


Similar to generic SRO process, you must add a list of valid containers against a SRO marked  as 'Best Pick'. A message will be displayed at the top of the container list page notifying you to add valid EIDO PINs for all containers, pay any outstanding storage owing and ensure that the containers in the list aren't held prior to manifesting.


When a container is added to a Best Pick SRO, VBS will display any storage owing automatically. Storage owing is calculated based on the Stack Run Out end date and zone. 

You can click on the storage value hyperlink and pay any storage owing prior to manifesting. 

Once all containers are added to the SRO list, you can proceed to manifest. Manifesting will only be allowed once the following criteria is met;

If one or more of above conditions aren't met, VBS will not allow you to navigate to manifest page and would display following error messages.






 Once all conditions are met, you can proceed to manifest

The SRO Container List

As containers are added to the SRO Request, a list of containers will appear in the SRO Request form as seen below.

When all the required number of containers have been assigned to the Stack Run Out, then manifesting can begin.

To check the validation progress and the vessel details of each container, click on Refresh button next to the status column.

The Refresh button will fetch the corresponding ISO, Weight, Vessel Name, Lloyds, Voyage, Stops (Customs Clear/Hold Status) and Status (Validation status) of the container.

If the container Status is in Error, you can pass the mouse cursor over the status to display the error message description. A container will be error because it has either failed 1-stop's internal validation or the terminal has returned an error response on the container.

When containers are assigned to a Stack Run Out, they cannot be used in any other Stack Run or VBS booking. Vice versa, a container cannot be assigned to a Stack Run if it is already booked elsewhere in VBS.

To remove any containers from the list, select the container(s) you wish to remove by ticking the select checkbox under the Select column and then clicking the Remove Selected button - this will remove the selected containers from the container list.

To email the list of containers to the specified email addresses, click on the Email List button. This button is enabled depending if the Send Email check box has been ticked (from the Stack Run Out Request section).

Once all the required number of containers have been pre-assigned and have an OK status, you can start manifesting against the Stack Run Out.


Sorting Containers

There are two ways to sort containers:

  1. Manually - Container priorities can be manually edited or re-sorted in a new sequence.
  2. Automatically by Yard Location - Containers will automatically be sorted with a priority number. The container priority can only be changed if automatic sorting is disabled or if the container location changes for a container.

Manual Sorting

To set different priorities to the containers in the list, click on the allocated priority number and edit the container to the desired priority number.


The priority determines the order in which containers are listed in the container drop-down list in the Stack Run Out Manifest screen. 

You may also sort all the containers already added in the list by pasting the containers in the correct sequence order. To do this, click the sort button.

Paste the containers in the pop-up window in the correct sequential order leaving a space or comma to separate each container. Click the Sort button. The containers will now take on their new priority based on the sequential order they were placed in.

Any containers that have already been manifested will be ignored during the sort process. Manifested containers will have their priorities pushed to the top and the sorted containers will take on the next available priority after the manifested containers.

Note: You cannot sort containers when the Priority Lock has been switched on by the CTO. When the priority is locked, this will be indicated by a Red lock icon next to the Priority Column.

Automatic Sorting

If the CTO has enabled automatic sorting, the containers will be sorted based on their Yard Location. You will have no option to sort or change the priority of the containers you add into the SRO container list.


Assigning EIDO Pins to containers

When containers have been added, you may also start pre-assigning EIDO pins to the containers before manifesting begins. This can performed be in 2 ways:

  1. Bulk add EIDO pins – Click the Match eIDO Pin button. Enter pins in the EIDO Pin(s) in the pop-up window. Multiple pins can be entered separated by a comma, a semi-colon, by a space or by a line. VBS will match the added pins to the correct corresponding container.
    NOTE: VBS can only match PINS that have already been supplied into VBS by the Terminal. The containers that are being matched with pins, must have had their containers details already populated in the list as these details are verified against the PIN.
  2. Add the EIDO Pin in the container list table– You can manually add the pins in the EIDO column one by one by clicking on the edit button in the eIDO column. Enter the Pin and click the tick button to save.

NOTE: Pre-assigning the EIDO PINS in the request screen is an optional feature. Users can still assign EIDO pins during the Stack Run Out manifesting process.


When the SRO is Priority Locked or Manifest Locked

The SRO may be locked by the CTO in two ways:

Priority Locked 

This will be indicated by a red lock icon next to the Priority column in the SRO Container List. Only the CTO may unlock the priority of containers.

While the Container priority is locked, the following rules and restrictions will apply:

Manifest Locked 

This will be indicated by a red lock icon under the blue manifest button. Only the CTO may unlock the SRO for manifesting.

While the Stack Run Out is Manifest Locked, the following rules and restriction will apply only to Carriers:


View estimated discharge time of a container

You can see the estimated discharge time of a container in the "Estimated Discharge" column. VBS receives this information from the terminal. If you do not see anything, that means the terminal did not send this information to the VBS.