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Florida International Terminal streamlines reefer pickups

By allen thomas on Apr 20, 2020 8:24:07 AM

Reefer 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, who successfully deployed the eModal Community Portal (eCP) PreGate  module in June 2019 has now mandated all reefer import moves require an appointment in an effort 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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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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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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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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