IAS Introduces Intermodal Container Solution

press release
Monday, November 14, 2011

New IAS Dispatch cloud technology improves last mile visibility and connects multiple trading partners to optimize inland container trucking.


 
IAS has unveiled a new generation of cloud technology to address the complexities associated with planning, pricing, booking and executing inland container haulage. Developed as an extension to the industry-leading IAS DispatchManager, a web solution that automates the container haulage work order process from creation to proof of delivery, these latest solutions are designed to help ocean carriers, cargo owners, third-party logistics providers, and motor carriers connect and collaborate more effectively.


Intermodal road haulage is a vital link in the transportation chain, with significant impact on total shipment costs, efficiency and reliability. In the US, at least $6bn is spent every year on container haulage. Yet all too often it is still a fragmented and manually-driven process, conducted largely one-to-one by phone, fax and email between the company originating an order and the motor carrier that fulfills it.  The resulting poor information transparency gives little chance to optimize truck and container utilization across the many thousands of motor carriers serving import and export operations with limited first and last mile visibility. 
 

Working together with the core DispatchManager system, the three new IAS modules – DispatchOptimizer, DispatchTender and DispatchTariff – represent a comprehensive response to these industry issues. The new solutions will be delivered via the IAS network, which includes over 1600 connected motor carrier offices in the US, along with thousands of other intermodal trading partners worldwide.
 

DispatchOptimizer is the next step forward in street-turn technology.  Rather than operating outside the process, DispatchOptimizer leverages the existing DispatchManager solution to identify and ‘street turn’ intermodal transport hauls, reducing the significant costs associated with inefficient dual deadheading of empty import and export containers. Supported by visual mapping, saved dollar and miles calculations, automated equipment approval, authorization and status updates, DispatchOptimizer facilitates street turns, enabling originators and motor carriers to benefit from faster cargo pick-up and delivery, fewer empty miles, less queuing at ports, and better equipment utilization.
 

DispatchTender is a breakthrough neutral negotiation platform that allows originators to broadcast work to one or many motor carriers within their network.  Motor carriers that receive offers may then place a bid for the work order.  Respecting the economics and operational priorities of all parties, jobs are only assigned when both sides have signed off on the rate. As with DispatchOptimizer, all messages, approvals and rejections are communicated instantly, fully automating the negotiation processes. Motor carriers in the network get more visibility into possible jobs and a platform to win more profitable business, while originators gain access to possible one-way moves and a larger pool of motor carriers. 
 

DispatchTariff is a centralized, automated rate management solution that streamlines the rate request and tariff maintenance process, reducing the burden and potential inaccuracies of manual administration. The new solution gives full rate visibility and control and allows both originators and motor carriers to reduce time and costs by establishing pre-approved tariffs for standard work order creation. It also provides a trusted benchmark for users to evaluate incoming work order quotes and the savings on optimized job orders.
 

“Major industry players including ACL, DHL, and NYK are already using DispatchManager to improve the cost, performance, environmental profile and final mile visibility of their intermodal container trucking operations,” said Steve Dowse, Chief Technology Officer for IAS. “IAS is excited to bring these new tools to the market to help the industry collaborate in tackling the common challenges of better resource utilization and service reliability, more cost and operational efficiencies, reduced environmental impact, and a more robust information pipeline.”
 

IAS will launch the new IAS Dispatch suite at the upcoming IANA Intermodal Expo, November 13-15 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, US and at Intermodal Europe, November 29-December 1 at the Messe Hamburg, Germany.

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

FMT Options for another Towboat from Eastern

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announce that Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, La. exercised another additional 90’x32’x10’ “Canal Class” Inland

Caterpillar: Q3 Results Show Improvement

Caterpillar Inc. today announced its third-quarter results, in which it reported profit per share of $1.63 for the third quarter of 2014, an increase from third-quarter 2013 profit per share of $1.

Wärtsilä Expects 5% Sales Growth

Wärtsilä announced its third quarter results, reporting that it sees good development in order intake and profitability. According to Wärtsilä, third quarter

Technology

Nordic Wins with Noble

Nordic Maritime, a leading offshore service operator, today announced a five year time charter for its DP2 IMR Subsea vessel, Mokul Nordic, which has been awarded by Noble Energy,

Foster Wheeler to Upgrade ExxonMobil's Antwerp Refinery

Foster Wheeler AG announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction

Pemex Suspends Eviction of Workers in Campeche

Due to the behavior shown by the low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico, whose career was diverted in the last hours, the Technical Analysis Group Emergency

New Products

John Deere Expands Tier 3 Engine Line

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has introduced new propulsion ratings to its EPAMarine Tier 3 engine offerings. The new PowerTech 4045TFM85 propulsion ratings expand

Tuco Debuts New Wind Farm Service Boat

Less than a week before the Offshore Energy 2014 Exhibition and Conference in Amsterdam the coming week, Tuco Marine disclosed the newest vessel in the ProZero series of Fast Rescue Boats,

Alu Design to Create Next Generation of Marine Chairs

There’s a new designer in the driving seat at Alu Design. Per Ivar Selvaag, the former Lead Designer at BMW Group and Chief Designer of Peugeot’s concept car division,

Container Ships

Containers, Cruises Help Boost Marseilles Fos

Container throughput at French port Marseilles Fos reached 876,711 teu for the period January to September, an increase of 6% on the first nine months last year.

Iridium Partners with Trimble to Support Expansion

Iridium Communications Inc. announced an agreement with Trimble that expands the company's use of satellite communications in its core Transportation and Logistics

VT Halter Begins Building LNG-powered ConRo Ships for Crowley

VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), has commenced construction on the first of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered,

Software Solutions

GOST Security System thwarts Break-in

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), announced that its GOST Insight HD GPS Security System was instrumental in foiling the theft of electronics onboard a powerboat in Aventura, Florida.

Northrop Grumman Sponsors Maritime RobotX Challenge

Northrop Grumman Corporation is expanding its support for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education across the globe by sponsoring the Maritime RobotX Challenge in Singapore, Oct.

New Bahamas Northwest Chart Set Upgrade

nv charts announces the release of its newly updated chart set for Region 9.1, Bahamas Northwest, including Bimini and Berry Islands, Nassau to Abaco, and Grand Bahama,

Logistics

Containers, Cruises Help Boost Marseilles Fos

Container throughput at French port Marseilles Fos reached 876,711 teu for the period January to September, an increase of 6% on the first nine months last year.

Iridium Partners with Trimble to Support Expansion

Iridium Communications Inc. announced an agreement with Trimble that expands the company's use of satellite communications in its core Transportation and Logistics

Colombian Professionals to be Trained in Antwerp

APEC, the training centre for the port of Antwerp, is to provide training for shipping professionals from the port of Santa Marta (Colombia) for the next four years.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2871 sec (3 req/sec)