Port of Virginia Expands Appointments

By allen thomas on Feb 21, 2020 9:20:09 AM

Port Authority expands mandatory appointment requirements following continued reduction in turn times.

As published on JOC.com (see full article)

The Port of Virginia will require trucking companies to have appointments to pick up or drop off containers through 3 p.m. beginning Dec. 9, extending the mandatory window an additional hour and leaving only two hours at the end of the day for unfettered access.

The initial plan was to begin the new hours on Dec. 2, but port officials pushed back the change because of the Thanksgiving Day weekend.

Appointments have been well received by trucking companies after a rocky start in March 2018. Even a group of truck drivers have come around to understanding the merits. These drivers were initially worried the appointment system would harm local draymen, who are paid by the job and depend on easy access in and out of the terminal several times each day.

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Advent eModal Unveils “Portal for Panama” Initiative to Streamline Landside Logistics

By stefanie gesiorski on Dec 9, 2019 6:00:00 AM

New portal aims to leverage the industry standard eModal Community Portal to enable digitization and improve cargo visibility through a centralized information hub

Advent eModal today unveiled the Portal for Panama initiative for container terminal operators and their port constituents moving cargo through the Panama Canal zone.

Born of extensive outreach with key terminal operators, shippers, truckers and other stakeholders in the Panama Canal area, the Portal for Panama aims to enable digitization, foster collaboration and improve cargo visibility and velocity in the region by leveraging the proven eModal Community Portal (eCP) port community platform currently in use at major port gateways across the U.S.

This community outreach led to a successful Portal for Panama Summit meeting in Panama City in April 2019. Here, senior leadership from the Panama port and logistics community, including representatives from a majority of the Panama Canal area terminals, the Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC) and key trucking and logistics providers, came together for the first time to engage in a closed-door session exploring the potential for a shared, independent and secure landside logistics portal.

Today, the Portal for Panama is gaining traction as eModal has completed data integration with Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) and has started initial testing with Colón Container Terminal (CCT). The primary goal is to create a single, centralized information hub that will integrate with all container terminals in the region to digitize and drive key data and visibility to all port stakeholders.

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Port Everglades Terminal Selects eModal to Drive Cargo Visibility and Velocity

By stefanie gesiorski on Dec 3, 2019 6:00:00 AM

eModal PreGate and Fee Manager Applications to power new gate appointment system and automated fee payment capability for leading Florida container terminal

Port Everglades Terminal (PET), a 40 acre terminal in the South Port area of Port Everglades in Florida, has selected Advent’s eModal platform to meet its needs for an integrated gate appointment and automated fee payment solution.

“Today, marine terminal operators must move ever-increasing volumes of cargo through existing limited terminal acreage,” said Richard Rovirosa, CEO & General Manager, Port Everglades Terminal. “eModal’s PreGate and Fee Manager applications provide us the ability to improve gate flow and streamline our operations, ultimately expanding capacity and allowing more throughput while providing better visibility and service to our trucker and shipper community.”

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Advent in the News: The Panama Connection: By truck and rail, not canal

By stefanie gesiorski on Nov 20, 2019 6:30:00 AM

Reprinted from FreightWaves / American Shipper, article by Greg Miller, Senior Editor

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Everport Terminal in Tacoma Goes Live with eModal PreGate Appointment Solution to Drive Cargo Velocity

By stefanie gesiorski on Oct 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Everport Terminal Services Tacoma, operator of Pierce County Terminal (PCT), a 140 acre container terminal in Tacoma, Washington, has successfully deployed the eModal Community Portal (eCP) PreGate appointment module.

The eModal PreGate appointment module provides a customizable solution that allows Everport to specify which transactions require appointments, which information must be provided by dispatchers, and the length of appointment windows and grace periods. By collecting critical data in advance and enabling the terminal to proactively plan for trucker arrivals, the PreGate solution can improve gate efficiency, reduce turn times, and drive cargo velocity for all port stakeholders.

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Husky Terminal and Stevedoring Goes Live with eModal PreGate Appointment Solution to Reduce Turn Times and Improve Gate Efficiency

By stefanie gesiorski on Oct 14, 2019 4:00:00 AM

Appointments to be required for all grounded import loads as of October 14, 2019

Husky Terminal & Stevedoring, Inc., operator of a 110-acre marine terminal in Tacoma, Washington, has successfully deployed the eModal Community Portal (eCP) PreGate appointment module for import pickup appointments and advance reservation requests. By implementing eModal’s PreGate module for import containers, Husky aims to reduce trucker turn times and improve the efficiency of gate operations in order to provide more reliable, high-quality service to their customers.

As of October 14, 2019, appointments will be mandatory during all gate hours for all grounded import loads delivered by rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes.

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Florida International Terminal Goes Live with eModal PreGate Appointment Solution

By stefanie gesiorski on Jun 26, 2019 9:55:32 AM

Import appointments to enable more efficient pickups, saving up to 30 minutes per load

Florida International Terminal (FIT), port operator of a 41 acre marine terminal in the Southport area of Port Everglades, has successfully deployed the eModal Community Portal (eCP) PreGate appointment module to improve turn times and customer service.

FIT is the first port terminal in South Florida to implement an appointment system.

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Advent Named a 2019 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics

By stefanie gesiorski on May 8, 2019 5:14:00 AM

We're pleased to announce that we've been named a 2019 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by the editors of Inbound Logistics magazine.

Drawing from a pool of over 300 companies, Inbound Logistics editors select the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers who are enabling logistics excellence in 2019. All companies selected demonstrate industry leadership by fulfilling Inbound Logistics readers’ needs for scalability, simplicity, fast ROI, and ease of implementation. 

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Advent in the News:  Oakland Portal to Post Current Truck Turn Times (via JOC.com)

By stefanie gesiorski on Mar 5, 2019 10:18:11 AM

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Logistics Innovator Dennis Monts to Join Advent Team

By allen thomas on Nov 9, 2018 9:47:00 AM

November 9, 2018 – Advent Intermodal Solutions, LLC today announced the appointment of Dennis Monts as Executive Vice President – Commercial Operations.  The appointment of one of the intermodal industry’s foremost logistics and technology development experts, signals Advent’s continued commitment to addressing the fundamental need for collaboration and digitization solutions in container logistics. Mr. Monts brings over 30 years of experience across the intermodal, trucking, third party logistics, warehousing and employment service sectors. He will focus on helping shippers and their 3PL and trucking partners with predictive cargo visibility solutions, realization of new operational efficiencies and capturing untapped savings across their landside container supply chain.

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PortTruckPass 2.0 Enhancements Coming to Port of NY/NJ Terminals Nov. 19

By allen thomas on Nov 8, 2018 2:29:42 PM

November 8, 2018 - An updated and enhanced version of PortTruckPass (PTP), the Port of New York and New Jersey’s web based Port Community System (TIPS) , is expected to launch by November 19, 2018.

Topics: emodal
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US Port Portals Enter New Markets with New Features (posted via JOC.com)

By mike mayhew on Aug 22, 2018 9:20:35 AM

Reprinted from JOC.com on Aug 16, 2018

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Oakland Portal Profiled in Logistics Management Magazine

By mike mayhew on Jul 3, 2018 1:45:34 PM

An in depth review of the Port of  Oakland's introduction of cutting-edge online gateway designed to streamline information gathering and enable collaboration for all cargo stakeholders

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eModal Expands Community Portal to Drive Collaboration in Port of Oakland

By mike mayhew on Mar 7, 2018 7:34:40 AM

March 7, 2018 - Advent Intermodal Solutions, LLC. has expanded its eModal.com platform to enable port authorities and terminals in a common region to quickly create a single, digital window for port users to collaborate and get up to date information about their containerized cargo.

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Advent Speaks & Sponsors TPM 2018 

By mike mayhew on Mar 1, 2018 11:16:52 PM

Advent's Allen Thomas joins conference panel at key container shipping event in Long Beach @ 3:30pm Monday March 5. 


Gridlock at the Gates: Mandating Appointments and Extended Gates?

The import surges caused by mega-ship calls are forcing beneficial cargo owners to take a harder look at truck turns times, and what marine terminals are doing to keep them down and predictable. Terminal operators, truckers, BCOs, and technology providers understand the factors that contribute to gate congestion, and they are implementing measures to eradicate the problems when possible, or at least mitigate the bottlenecks. The Harbor Trucking Association of Southern California has detailed data going back five years that tracks increased truck turn times due to peak-season volume surges, changes in vessel deployments due to carrier alliances and labor disruptions. The HTA also tracks improvements in turn times resulting from slack season drops in container volume, implementation of trucker appointment systems, and formation of neutral chassis pools. Terminal operators are adjusting to the mega-ship cargo surges with process improvements such as container dray-offs and peel-offs, extended gate hours, and trucker appointment systems. Technology providers have developed a number of tools that give truck dispatchers real-time visibility to gate queues and congestion at specific locations within the marine terminals. BCOs have developed their own preparedness programs to guard against interruptions in cargo flow, and to recover from incidents when they occur. The industry has made significant strides in reducing marine terminal gate congestion, but more work remains. This session will analyze the state of gate efficiency at North American ports, and where it needs to go to increase fluidity.

A full agenda of the conference can be found here

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ITS Long Beach aims to halve turn times (posted via JOC.com)

By allen thomas on Feb 5, 2018 9:38:21 PM

Reprinted from JOC.com on Jan 26, 2018

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eModal announces full deployment of Predictive Availability and Advance PreGate features for the ITS Terminal in Long Beach

By allen thomas on Jan 24, 2018 5:41:58 PM

The Predictive Availability feature, first launched in 2017, has expanded for use by all ITS motor carriers to help reduce time spent checking container availability and then making pickup appointments manually in eModal

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Building a 'system of systems' : Article published in WorldCargo News Magazine Sep. 2017

By allen thomas on Oct 25, 2017 4:15:14 PM

Highlighting the growing need for data collaboration both within and between port areas, Advent's eModal platform was profiled in an article in the Sep. 2017 edition of WorldCargo News Magazine.

  In the piece eModal's extensive US adoption and existing data integration capabilities with all port stakeholders was highlighted as a means to increase cargo velocity and efficiency via digitization. 

"A cornerstone system for most LA/Long Beach terminal operators to exchange information with BCOs, their 3PLs and the trucking community, is eModal."

A full reprint of the article can be found here

WorldCargoNews.com subscribers can read it online at worldcargonews.com.

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Advent Intermodal Solutions Releases eModalPRO™ Data Services to Connect Port Customers and Get Data Moving

By allen thomas on Oct 13, 2017 9:46:55 AM

New platform will enable direct, API integration of container terminal data to streamline planning for shippers, truckers and all port stakeholders


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International Transportation Service, Inc. (ITS) and Advent Partner to Provide Predictive Cargo Availability in eModal™ for Customers in Port of Long Beach

By allen thomas on Sep 26, 2017 6:01:00 AM

ITS to offer first-of-its-kind predictive visibility and automated appointments within the eModal.com portal to accelerate landside cargo planning and velocity for shippers, truckers and all port stakeholders

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JOC Article - Logistics technology enters a new age

By allen thomas on Sep 8, 2017 2:42:38 PM

Advent was profiled in a recent article by the Journal of Commerce in the Aug. 21 2017 edition. In the piece Advent CSO Allen Thomas highlights recent advancements in landside logistics technology and how Advent platforms are helping digitize and streamline operations of key stakeholders.  

JOC.com subscribers can read the full print article here or under the Special Topics Technology section on joc.com.

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New eModal® Release 5.3.1

By mike mayhew on Aug 14, 2017 11:25:20 AM

This new release of eModal® includes several enhancements to improve how truckers and terminal admins manage Empty Container Return Instructions (ERI) as well as key changes that improve data integration with a terminal TOS. Also addressed are several known defects. Full release notes with screenshots can be found here.

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New app driving efficiency in port botany

By mike mayhew on Aug 8, 2017 9:55:05 PM

Published The Port Botany Performance App provides live cargo movement data for Port Botany to trucking companies, stevedores and other port users.

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New helpdesk number for Port truck pass

By mike mayhew on May 31, 2017 9:29:41 AM

Please be advised that contact info for the Port of New York & New Jersey's Port Truck Pass Help Desk has changed. The new contact information for the Port Truck Pass Help Desk is: 1-877-822-9296, or NYNJCustomerSupport@adventintermodal.com. Please update you contact information files accordingly.

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Port of Oakland & Advent Partner on Inland Depot for San Joaquin Valley Shippers

By mike mayhew on Apr 26, 2017 10:34:51 AM

Allen Thomas, Chief Strategy Officer for Advent Intermodal, based in Murray Hill New Jersey told AJOT his company is providing software support for a Port of Oakland initiative to deliver containers to new Inland Depot in French Camp California, near San Joaquin Valley, California distribution centers.

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World's largest container ship - the MOL Triumph

By mike mayhew on Apr 19, 2017 11:25:12 AM

Check out the MOL Triumph calling HIT in Hong Kong.  Over 20,000 container capacity...truly a massive sight.


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NSW Ports deploys Advent’s eModal wharfage module for Port Botany in Sydney and Port Kembla in Wollongong, Australia.

By allen thomas on Aug 7, 2015 9:00:00 PM

Advent Intermodal Solutions, a leading provider of IT-based intermodal solutions, today announced that NSW Ports has successfully deployed Advent’s eModal wharfage module for Port Botany in Sydney and Port Kembla in Wollongong. The wharfage solution is part of eModal’s Port Community (eCP) suite.

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Eagle Marine Global Gateway goes live with eModal in the Port of Los Angeles

By mike mayhew on Jul 13, 2014 9:00:00 PM

After months of preparation, the Eagle Marine Services (part of APL) Global Gateway facility in the Port of Los Angeles went live with Advent’s eModal appointment system on July 14, 2014, enforcing appointments and a 24-hour lead time on import container visits to the terminal.

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Virginia International Terminals goes live with eModal at Norfolk International Terminal

By allen thomas on Apr 30, 2014 9:00:00 PM

On May 1, 2014, Virginia International Terminals (VIT) went live with Advent’s eModal appointment system at Norfolk International Terminal (NIT). After selecting eModal as their preferred appointment system in March 2014, VIT has since partnered with Advent to conduct a substantial training effort to educate VIT’s trucking community and to assist terminal personnel in configuring and supporting the application. VIT and Advent’s eModal customer service department are currently providing support to the trucking community during the initial implementation phase of eModal.

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Port of Virginia selects eModal for port-wide appointment system

By Sample HubSpot User on Mar 14, 2014 9:00:00 PM

The Port of Virginia has selected Advent to provide a port-wide appointment system for the Norfolk International Terminal (NIT) and APM Portsmouth facility.

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Advent to perform Concept of Operations for Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

By Sample HubSpot User on Nov 30, 2013 9:00:00 PM

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (Port Metro Vancouver) has contracted Advent Intermodal Solutions to perform a Concept of Operations for a potential “Drayage Common Data Interface (CDI)” at the Port of Vancouver.

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Advent and eModal Merge to Form Advent Intermodal Solutions

By mike mayhew on Sep 25, 2012 9:00:00 PM

Advent, Inc., a leader in the development and delivery of mission-critical transportation systems, and eModal, a leading provider of online logistics solutions and products, today announced the merger of the two companies. The combined organization, Advent Intermodal Solutions, will offer customers its powerful suite of existing intermodal logistics software, as well as the flexibility and experience to provide custom, purpose-built solutions.

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Advent selected to implement Clean Truck Program for Port of New York/New Jersey

By mike mayhew on Jul 13, 2011 9:00:00 PM

The Port of New York/New Jersey and Sustainable Terminal Services (STS), the consortium of container terminal operators, have selected Advent to provide a solution for their Clean Truck Program, as well as a port-wide appointment system.

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Advent Introduces “Gate Control” for chassis providers

By Sample HubSpot User on Apr 2, 2011 9:00:00 PM

Advent has introduced gate control technologies for chassis providers who have adopted a daily rental or pool business model.

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