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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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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