Coal Trading & Import

Lighthouse ERP brings about complete business automation for coal beneficiation through Coal Washeries , Coal Import –from procurement to logistics to dispatch/trading. Port & Siding management is another signature feature .

Coal Trading comprising of Coal purchase from coal washeries (beneficiation), E-auction, coal imports is traded through multiple depots using Lighthouse ERP. Commodity hedging is a crucial risk management tool to reduce the impact of highly volatile foreign exchange market.

Lighthouse ERP for Coal Trading and Import Industry is designed to handle complete needs in most efficient, effective & accurate way. Lighthouse ERP has continuously evolved since 1987 and Lighthouse is committed to provide a industry- specific, comprehensive and robust solution for the Coal Industry. Lighthouse' technical expertise and mapping of key requirements is the key behind its success.

Key Features for Coal Trading and Import Industry

Import Management:

Purchase Contract to Sale Contract cycle with Net Rate and Reverse Calculations.

Vessel Wise Costing

Allocations of expenses on Vessel / Port Wise

Sales Target to Achievement

Shipping: Laytime Calculation

 QC Grade Wise / Port Wise QC

Port wise – Godown wise Inventory

Commodity Hedging for Imports

Efficient Supply Chain:

Tracking and Reconciliation of stock of grade wise material at different transit points :at Ports, Depots Plots, Storage Yard and Coal Washery

Stock at Port/Railway Siding/Plots/vessel wise, grade wise

Branch/Port transfers with Auto GRN & Dispatches

Blending of material at plots

Request, allocation and expense handling of railway rakes

Depot Management: All inward and outward movement at yard locations is tracked by Weighbridge

Complete Financial Control:

 Bill of Entry system for Custom duty Liability Calculation

Inventory to Accounting cycle, L.C. Management

 High Seas Sales and related taxation issues. Debit notes for logistics services.

Expenses Bill Passing ,Stevedoring Bills, Agency Bills,Railway Freight Bill Passing,Insurance Policy Bills ,Demurrage Bills

 Allocation of Expenses on GRN/BL for accurate landed value Calculation

Freight Bill Passing with linking to Sale Bills and GRNs

Port/Branch wise profit & Loss

Manage Division wise, Depot and Vessel wise & consolidated finance books, Costing/ efficiency, Ledgers & Profitability. Inter division Sales & Purchase on a real-time basis

Accounts approval, payment advice and bill passing for Purchase, Services (jobwork/ contractors) or Freight scenarios

Expenditure analysis for vessel wise: material and additional expenses like handling, insurance, fines

Uninterrupted Sales & Dispatch:

Enquiry & Quotation followed by three level order cycle Sales Contract, Sales Order and Delivery Orders.

Delivery orders can be made on the basis of the advance received and with the details of the actual product to be dispatched (with Grade wise, Size wise product details)

Sales Invoicing generated instantly, by linking to Weighslips and Delivery Orders

Flexible pricing methods cash discounts, quantity discounts, fixed period sales contracts, credit control etc.

Results you can expect with Lighthouse ERP

Better quality of products produced.

Better recoveries from iron ore (through process control)


Improve productivity, reduce lead times and procurement costs

Support growth without adding resources

Fully integrated with following ERP Modules