The dream of a transparent IT-assisted trucking interface with port container parks has come to fruition with the launch of Containerchain’s eGate applications suite, starting in Melbourne.

Eight years after Containerchain was founded to make sense of the city’s chaotic empty container handling function, the applications promise to cast real-time light on the sector’s operations.

"By enabling automated gate processing at empty container depots, eGate reduces costs for transport operators and empty container depots by: improving truck turnaround times; reducing errors; providing visibility to all industry participants," Containerchain says.

It adds that the benefit for transport firms is that using the app on the Containerchain website allows truck tracking and provides communication between driver and transport company allocator.

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