The real-time information you need to digitize, automate and accelerate landside cargo flow - integrated directly into your TMS or truck dispatch system.


Real-time data. Direct from the source.

eModal® Data Services (EDS) is a powerful API service that delivers predictive cargo availability and automation capabilities right to your existing TMS or dispatch system – direct from the source. With existing connections to over 60 ports and terminals across North America, including 8 of the top 10 major gateways, eDS has the data you need to get cargo moving.  For TMS and Dispatch customers like Trinium, TMW/Trimble, Compcare and ProfitTools, we're building native integrations to their platforms so you can leverage all key eModal functions without ever leaving your operating system.  Click here for a list of the latest EDS connected Ports & Terminals

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Cargo Visibility

Predictive availability and real-time container track & trace events from port to door, all through a single API

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Terminal Appointments

With the Advanced PreGate feature you can automatically and PROACTIVELY secure terminal gate appointments from dozens of terminals on the eModal network

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Fee Payment

Manage and automate terminal fee payments across North America from a single window. COMING Q4 2020



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Benefits for Truckers & Motor Carriers

Streamline your operations with end-to-end container visibility and automation:
  • Eliminate the time spent manually searching for container status information with automatic cargo availability updates
  • Save nearly half an hour on every container pickup by automating pre-advice, timed appointments and terminal fee payments

Benefits for Shippers & 3PLs

Manage your intermodal operations more effectively across the container lifecycle:
  • Shine a light on the “black hole” of port operations with real-time track & trace visibility
  • Control your cargo flow by mandating when and how your cargo should move
  • Automatically issue drayage orders to your preferred carrier
[fa icon="plus-square"] I'm already an eModal user, how will EDS work for me?
Our vision is that EDS should eliminate the need to use the website entirely, however you may be asked to manage certain exceptions that arise there while we expand the API capabilities.
[fa icon="plus-square"] What does EDS cost?
A basic EDS subscription (Track/Trace for up to 1000  containers/mo.) is only $500/mo. plus a one-time $500 setup charge to test everything. From there, pricing is variable based on your container volumes and the optional services you choose (e.g.  making appointments, paying fees, etc.).  Container Track & Trace rates vary from $0.50-$0.10 per unit and include ALL key events in a  shipment lifecycle, including the empty container return.
[fa icon="plus-square"] What ports and terminals do you work with?
Dozens of terminals and depots share data with eModal including 8 of the top 10 ports and nearly all major sites on the US West Coast including LA, Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle. Tacoma, NY/NJ, Virginia, Port Everglades, and South Carolina. Click here for the most updated list of facilities.
[fa icon="plus-square"] How long until I get data flowing?
Typically 2-3 weeks after sign up for basic container availability status. Additional services to notify partners or to make pre-advise/appointments with all your terminals takes a bit more time to set up.
[fa icon="plus-square"] What interface methods do you support to exchange data?

To send Track & Trace requests (inbound to EDS), there are two options;

  1. RESTful API
  2. Microsoft Azure Service Bus (ASB)

From there we will send status updates (Outbound from EDS) via the Microsoft ASB. using a secured http endpoint and token that we’ll provide during onboarding. You can poll the subscription as often as you'd like to get the new status and location messages.

Click the button below to see get the latest EDS Technical Documentation .Click Here for the EDS Tech Guide
[fa icon="plus-square"] What else can I do with EDS?
Share data with your team or your customerc and partners, make terminal appointments, and by 4Q of 2020, pay terminals fees and lots more.  All directly from your TMS or dispatch system.  
[fa icon="plus-square"] Is there a minimum contract term for the service?
Subscriptions are paid each month with no long-term commitments required.  If you don't find it valuable, just tell us and we'll cancel the service.  See the EDS Terms of Service details here
[fa icon="plus-square"] How do I sign up?

Send us your contact info in the form below and we'll arrange a time to discuss your operations and see if EDS can benefit your business.

[fa icon="plus-square"] How does EDS help me? What's the ROI?
EDS helps eliminate some of the routine tasks you and your staff perform every day such as searching or updating container information, finding vessel schedules, making appointments and paying fees. Typically, this saves up to 20 mins. per container through its lifecycle.
[fa icon="plus-square"] Is eDS available now?
Yes, Track/Trace status and Advaced PreGate functions are immediately available for both import and export containers. 
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