CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
April 24, 2019
Forward Thinking

Truck reservation system drives productivity at Port of Virginia

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TRS is reducing turn times and improving flow at the gates, port officials say.

Virginia International GatewayThe Port of Virginia's Truck Reservation System (TRS) is reducing turn times for motor carriers and improving flow at the gates, port officials said in marking the system's one-year anniversary this month.

The system is in use at two of the port's main container terminals, Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) and Virginia International Gateway (VIG), operating from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., port officials also said. An average 567 reservations are completed per day at NIT, resulting in a 16 percent reduction in turn times, and an average 765 reservations are completed per day at VIG, resulting in a 32 percent reduction in turn times, according to the port.

The Port of Virginia's TRS is designed to complement and enhance efficiencies produced by the terminals' semi-automated container stacks, improving overall results for truckers, cargo owners and the port.

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