US ports move toward truck appointment model

Advent Intermodal Solutions’ eModal technology supports management of trucker appointments at several ports and will be used at New York-New Jersey and Virginia. All New York-New Jersey terminals have agreed feed container availability data to their port’s system. Truck management systems ranked high among recommendations last year by industry task forces created to find solutions to chronic congestion at terminals in NY-NJ and Virginia. Everyone agrees that change is needed. Congestion and delays are frustrating cargo interests and generating disputes over demurrage and per-diem bills for late pickup or return of containers.

To read entire article, visit Journal of Commerce | By: Joseph Bonney | Apr 27 2015Depositphotos_zager

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