‘High tech’ solution to oust port congestion


In a bid to overcome the short supply of both drivers and available chassis operating units, technology firm Quick 180 has developed a ‘high-tech’ solution to ease port congestion.

Rick Knapp, CEO of Quick 180 said: “The Quick180 Plus option allows a trucker to make a drop-and-pick exchange — exchanging a chassis and empty box for a chassis with a loaded box heading for the port. We’re expecting to do 100 to 150 transactions a day for CA Perry.”

Quick 180 has also acquired three sites in Staunton, Richmond and Emporia where chassis and their empty containers can be stored overnight, according to The Loadstar.

The system currently has limited access for other ports and is only available to the Port of Virginia.

Knapp went onto say that, as of the first quarter of next year, his company are planning to give access to both Savannah and Montreal.

Congestion has been an ongoing problem for numerous ports, with the Port of Manila taking actions to expand to relieve congestion.

The Port of Long Beach has also installed chassis operating units to relieve congestion at its port.

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