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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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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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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