Maersk Launches ‘Street Turn’ Service
Avantida, an E2Open company, has announced that Maersk is to offer ‘street turn services’ on their platform in the United States and Canada.
Empty container triangulation - or the interchange of an intermodal container outside of a marine terminal or yard (street turns) - is common in the US.
According to a press release, Avantida’s online platform allows transporter and logistics companies to operate without the administrative hassle of having to request and process street turns manually.
Through the automated request process offered by Maersk, dispatchers and planners requesting street turns will get an accurate, reliable response in a matter of minutes.
Luc De Clerck, CEO, Avantida, said: “Both shipping lines and transporters continue to look for agile, cost-saving tools that can optimise their planning, and our platform has a proven track record of improving efficiency.
“The platform has changed the way shipping lines in Europe are doing business, and after our launch in Mexico, it was a natural next step to introduce Avantida to the United States and Canada.”
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