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

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Cargo Visibility

Predictive availability and real-time cargo status from port to door, all through a single API

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Terminal Appointments

Automatically secure gate appointments at the majority of US terminals through one interface

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Fee Payment

Manage and automate terminal fee payments across North America from a single window



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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 50 ports and terminals across North America, including 8 of the top 10 ports, EDS has the data you need to get cargo moving.  For Trinium, Compcare and ProfitTools customers, we are building native integrations to their platforms so EDS works out of the box.


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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?
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 terminal fees, etc.).  Per container rates vary from $0.50-$0.10 and include ALL key events in an import shipment lifecycle, including the empty container return.
[fa icon="plus-square"] What ports and terminals do you work with?
Over 50 US terminals and depots share data with eModal™ including 8 of the top 10 ports and nearly all major sites on the US West Coast. Let us know a bit about your cargo flow below and we'll let you know, by terminal, how you're covered.
[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?
REST APIs are preferred but we also offer EDI, FTP and SMTP integration.  Let us know how to reach you below and we'll send you our EDS Integration Guide that explains all the technical details. 
[fa icon="plus-square"] What else can I do with EDS?
Share data with your team or your partners (like your motor carrier), make terminal pickup appointments (or export pre-advise), pay 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.
[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, making appointments and paying fees. Typically, this equates to nearly half an hour saved per container through its lifecycle.
[fa icon="plus-square"] Is EDS available now?
Yes, Cargo Status is immediately available for both import and export data at any eModal enabled US terminal. 2019 Advance PreGate and Fee Payment deployments are underway.
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