Last year, the UIIA portal was used to arrange approximately 22,000 street turns that involve a single motor carrier and 1,250 street interchanges that involve two motor carriers.
IANA explained how the portal, "Captures electronically the transfer of liability, damage and indemnification set forth under the UIIA from the originating Motor Carrier to the receiving Motor Carrier when a street interchange is performed."
IANA does not charge a fee for truckers to use portal, and ocean carriers determine individually if they will charge fees for street turns.
The growing interest in street turn is evidenced by the announcement on Tuesday that Maersk will use the Avantida platform to offer street turn or container triangulation services in the U.S. and Canada. It's the first move into the U.S. and Canada market by Avantida, which offers similar services in Europe and Mexico.
Currently, he said Maersk handles such requests by email. "Today, we have an army of people doing these things in India and it takes sometimes hours to get a response on whether or not you can street turn," he said. It handles about 600 street turns per day in North America.
Avantida will allow Maersk to give an immediate response, he said.
Matchback Systems, which is based in Green Bay, Wis., has also been arranging street turns since late 2016, and each day, it is able to create 500 to 900 street turns.