eModal® Port Community System Software


eModal.com is a hosted, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that allows our port authority & terminal customers to manage and accelerate the movement of trucks and containerized cargo as they move through ports, marine terminals and depots. This public platform integrates a variety of information and process automation functions to serve as a single window for port users (shippers, truckers, agents, etc) to get information and clear their cargo for pickup or delivery.

eModal.com is the world's largest independent port community portal and the industry standard in the United States. It is used by 45 ports and terminals to help streamline the landside logistics operations of over 79,000 registered users while processing or automating more than 10,000,000 container transactions per month.  

eModal.com offers the following modules and services:

  • Truck Appointments and Pre-Arrivals – An appointment and pre-arrival management system. Integrates with terminal operating system through EDI or via a custom interface.
  • Import Container Availability – A solution to view the location and status of import container(s). Container inquiries can be performed directly or via data integration with a host system.
  • Drayage Truck Registry – As one of the largest motor carrier registries in the world, the DTR provides a self-service portal to register and validate motor carriers, drivers, trucks (and associated RFID tags) moving goods in a port area ensuring port security, insurance and clean air programs are followed.
  • Export Booking Management
  • Fee Collection – Provides fee collection services on behalf of ports and terminals for all aspects of the intermodal supply chain including demurrage, storage detention, exam, and port fees.
  • RFID Tag Management and Fulfillment – Comprehensive tag management services, including tag fulfillment, customer service, and 24/7 support.
  • Chassis Rental Management and Billing – A solution for any company interested in managing contracts with motor carriers and collecting usage fees from motor carriers or cargo owners.

For more information, or to register, please visit www.eModal.com.


View eModal® Case Studies

APM Terminals Pier 400

APM Terminals contracted Advent to provide a gate appointment solution for their Pier 400 facility in Los Angeles, California.

West Coast Marine Terminals

Ten terminal operating companies manage more than 25 container terminals across these ports, and the eModal DTR was selected to service all of these facilities.

Port of Seattle

The Port of Seattle wanted to manage the drayage trucks that were entering their port complex. As the basis of this program, the port contracted Advent to provide a Drayage Truck Registry (DTR).

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Where is Advent and eModal®?

Advent Intermodal Solutions eModal Adoption in US Ports and Marine Terminals

Advent Powers Landside Logistics