If you are an importer, most likely your overseas vendors can provide you with container details in a spreadsheet format as soon as the ship departs the port. This data can be imported into Warehouse Receiving Transaction tables to save you data entry.
From the Util-setup menu, select Warehouse Recv Import.
You can run the Pre-interface option to make sure the data you want to import is correct. The Interface option will import the data into Elliott. The Layout menu option will give you the layout of the spreadsheet columns the data must be in, which can be saved as a CSV file, for the import file.