Challenge: In order to meet demands for distribution and service, motor carriers representing beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) required increased visibility into container availability at marine terminals.
Solution: Ports America created PA Connect, an application that feeds container information from marine terminals directly into transportation management systems (TMS). The tool provides container availability, release state, demurrage status and amount, last free day, discharge event, gate events and more.
Results: Dispatchers no longer need to leave their system to check on container updates — improving motor carrier asset utilization and increasing efficiency.
About the Solution Provider: Ports America is the leading terminal operator and stevedore in the United States, operating in more than 42 ports and 80 locations. With a highly skilled labor force, Ports America has the expertise to manage all types of cargo, including container, bulk, breakbulk/project, automotive, RoRo, cruise, and maintenance and repair.
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