Empty Container Visibility
Ports have initiated programs to reduce emissions in trucks. However, there are still many empty container miles driven by motor carriers that contribute to unnecessary pollution and cost within the supply chain. Many solutions have attempted to match loads and drivers to reduce miles driven. Because of the complexity of the intermodal industry these solutions have not succeeded.
eModal Online’s empty container visibility portal provides a simple solution for shipping lines to make empty container inventories available online for motor carriers to search. Carriers can request a container pickup location that may be closer to available drivers than the posted empty container pickup facility. This simple community platform reduces empty miles, pollution and cost.