Intermarine announced that Industrial Terminals, the loadcenter for all of its Americas services, has recently open new ITEX delivery lanes to expedite the receiving of pre-cleared cargo.
‘The new ITEX delivery service allows those trucks that have provided delivery information in advance to go directly to the cargo laydown yard and have the cargo received on a priority basis,’ commented Darce Kullman, General Manager of Industrial Terminals. ‘Because all the paperwork has been cleared in advance, we have been able to turn many ITEX deliveries in less than 20 minutes.’
The ITEX Delivery System was developed by Industrial Terminals and Gulf Stream Marine (the terminal operator) to reduce the overall terminal congestion and provide faster service to those clients that consistently provide accurate documentation. ‘Toward the end of the week we routinely have 300 to 400 trucks a day delivering export cargo,’ continued Kullman. ‘We had to devise a way to turn trucks faster. With ITEX, all documentation work is certified by the forwarder and processed before the truck arrives. This eliminates the need to reweigh and re-measure, which reduces the total turn time considerably. In return for this certification, the truck is given priority over the non-ITEX deliveries.’
Clients that wish to partake in the ITEX Delivery Service must make application to Intermarine.
Their delivery history will be checked to determine that their paperwork is consistently of high quality. If approved, the client is required to transmit via FAX or Email the truck delivery receipt at least one hour prior to the arrival of the truck at Iterm (Industrial Terminals). During this hour the delivery information is processed and the truck is pre-cleared for unloading.
Industrial Terminals, located on the Houston ship channel, is the largest project cargo terminal in the United States and the primary loadcenter for all Intermarine’s North American services.