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.