eModal® Data Services (EDS) enables automated, digital collaboration between container terminals and the operating systems of key supply chain stakeholders, like shippers, 3PLs and motor carriers.
Building upon the widespread adoption of eModal®, North America's largest port community portal, EDS helps BCOs and their logistics partners reduce the time spent manually searching for container tracking and status information and planning their operations by directly integrating key data securely between all systems. With the vast majority of container terminals participating in the US, odds are we have the data connections you're looking for.
The result is a far more streamlined and automated end-to-end process that eliminates searching websites, emails, phone calls and confusing spreadsheets typically used to collect and share information about the status of your containers moving through the supply chain.
EDS gets data flowing between systems, automatically. You simply send us a message (electronically, via your TMS or dispatch system) of the container numbers (for imports) or booking numbers (for exports) that you want to track and manage. We'll add them to a secure, virtual 'watchlist' and start scanning over 45 terminal locations for the latest status information.
Usually within 15 minutes we'll respond back with an update noting (for imports) vessel ETA, container availability, fees due, holds, etc. Then we keep updating you any time information on your import cargo has changed. For exports, as you know the containers associated to the booking, we'll inform the terminal and, if required, make a pre-arrival notification to speed your terminal entry. And what's more, if you know the SCAC code of the intermodal drayage carrier who's moving the container, we can keep them updated with the same stream of information as well.
EDS allows you to automatically make pre-gates and timed appointments and pay fees automatically -- from any of your terminals -- all through one simple interface.
We manage first-party containerized cargo data for more than 45 terminal locations across the US. Because of the widespread use of our industry standard eModal® port community platform, you'll receive your tracking/status information from and automate your operations directly with the port or terminal moving your cargo.
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