MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advent Intermodal Solutions (AIS), a leading provider of IT-based intermodal solutions, today announced new updates to its eModal platform as part of a planned 2016 redesign of the system. eModal is the world’s largest Port Community System (PCS) and is used extensively throughout North America.
“This update is the first in a series of planned developments for eModal that will ultimately allow users to better streamline logistical processes,” said Michael Mayhew, senior business development manager at AIS. “We’re leveraging the latest advancements in mobile solutions to assist port communities in meeting operational challenges caused by increasing traffic and larger vessels. eModal represents a cost-effective way for trucking companies to interact with multiple terminals on a single platform to enhance day-to-day efficiencies.”
This first update to eModal brings new service offerings to the PCS and offers stakeholders within the intermodal supply chain a common platform to share important information. Changes to the core functionality of the platform include:
- New services such as the “eModal Community Portal,” where users can receive timely and accurate terminal information to improve logistics planning
- Usability enhancements to the “Container Availability” and “Booking Inquiry” functions, including the addition of container “watch lists”
- Intuitive screens and functionality for users to easily schedule appointments
eModal is a cloud solution that enables intermodal customers to manage truck registries, appointments, dispatching, chassis rental billing and fee payments and access to information across multiple terminals. Intermodal supply chain stakeholders can use eModal to share data and connect with one another, providing complete visibility to all from a central portal.
The core functionality of the new eModal Community Portal has also been deployed as an enterprise solution at the Port of New York and New Jersey earlier this year. The Terminal Information Portal System (TIPS) allows New York and New Jersey trucking companies a consolidated view to terminal information within the NYNJ port complex.
For more information about Advent Intermodal Solutions and eModal, please visit http://www.emodal.com.
About Advent Intermodal Solutions
Advent Intermodal Solutions is a globally recognized organization offering IT-based solutions and consulting services to port authorities, marine terminals, shipping lines, cargo owners, and service providers worldwide. More than 40 terminals, 80 shipping lines, and 100,000 users trust Advent for their software solutions, custom development services, and EDI management offerings. For more information about Advent Intermodal Solutions, visit http://www.adventintermodal.com/.