Avantida, headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, announced that ZIM has partnered with it to offer street turn services in the United States through Avantida’s platform that facilitates services offered by ocean lines to transport and logistic companies for optimized container transport planning. ZIM is joining Maersk to offer this service to U.S. transporters. Maersk introduced the Avantida platform to the U.S. and Canada last month.

Avantida’s platform facilitates empty container triangulation, or the reuse of an import container for an export booking (street turn). The process offered by ZIM not only provides dispatchers and planners requesting street turns with an accurate, reliable response, it also reduces time, transport costs and CO2 emissions as truck miles are reduced.

In less than a month since Avantida launched in the U.S. and Canada, it has welcomed over 130 transport and logistics companies to its platform. Adding ZIM to the Avantida network allows end users to experience the benefits of connecting with multiple shipping lines on one single platform.

“We are quickly gaining traction in the U.S. The partnerships with Maersk and now ZIM reflect the market’s eagerness to embrace the Avantida platform,” said Luc De Clerck, CEO, Avantida. “We hope to soon offer the transport community in the U.S. a central hub for requesting optimizations to all major shipping lines.”

The Avantida platform is active in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Lithuania, Scandinavia, Switzerland, the UK, Mexico, the United States and Canada. Overall, the platform counts on over 4,000 registered companies and facilitates an average of 2,000 transactions a day.