Timely information leads to better decision making...and for those moving cargo through the five Panama Canal area container terminals, getting critical data on container availability, location and status in a timely manner has been a big problem. The Portal for Panama initiative was born after extensive community outreach with key terminal operators, shippers, truckers and other stakeholders in the Panama Canal region. The portal serves as a call to action to join a collaborative, independent and transparent consortium to leverage a proven port community system that increases cargo visibility, velocity and volume through a single, centralized information hub.
"Delegates at this week’s TOC Americas Container Supply Chain event in Cartagena heard how terminals, encouraged by Advent Intermodal, were beginning to work together to develop the ‘Portal for Panama’ to increase cargo visibility."
Read the full article in The Loadstar here.
For nearly 15 years, the eModal Community Portal has helped those moving cargo through international port communities get the information they need to digitize and streamline their operations. Today over 140,000 shippers and truckers rely on eModal to access container location and predictive availability information, schedule terminal appointments, pay fees and more at over 50 ports and terminals.
Our 25 years of experience building technology solutions for the container logistics community clearly shows that where trust and collaboration exist, positive change is possible. Our recent projects building similar port digitization platforms for Oakland, New York/New Jersey, and Virginia have created a framework that the container terminals in Panama can leverage to save time and money and deliver more value to their stakeholders.