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.
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.
Reprinted from JOC.com on Aug 16, 2018
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
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.
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.
Reprinted from JOC.com on Jan 26, 2018
eModal announces full deployment of Predictive Availability and Advance PreGate features for the ITS Terminal in Long Beach
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
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.
Advent Intermodal Solutions Releases eModalPRO™ Data Services to Connect Port Customers and Get Data Moving
New platform will enable direct, API integration of container terminal data to streamline planning for shippers, truckers and all port stakeholders
International Transportation Service, Inc. (ITS) and Advent Partner to Provide Predictive Cargo Availability in eModal™ for Customers in Port of Long Beach
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
NSW Ports deploys Advent’s eModal wharfage module for Port Botany in Sydney and Port Kembla in Wollongong, Australia.
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.
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.
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.
The Port of Virginia has selected Advent to provide a port-wide appointment system for the Norfolk International Terminal (NIT) and APM Portsmouth facility.
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.
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.
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.
Advent has introduced gate control technologies for chassis providers who have adopted a daily rental or pool business model.