With Over 80 Years of Management Experience...
Imodal’s seasoned management team has extensive experience in all facets of international trade relevant to container repositioning. We have a unique and deep understanding of the dynamics of this specialized market segment. Our core clients are ocean carriers and container owners and/or operators, including leasing companies, private container owners, container traders, beneficial importers and exporters, as well as other 3PL firms.
We offer unique solutions designed to improve the utilization of intermodal containers used in the supply chain. In addition to conventional pure empty repositioning, we offer alternative and value-added services to complement our core business, whether on a standalone or all-inclusive bundled service. Established in 2008, Imodal has dedicated offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, complimented by an extensive global network of partner Agents.
Services and Solutions
WE MOVE EMPTIES, WE FILL SHIPS
For container owners and operators, Imodal offers cost-effective repositioning options to activate equipment from surplus to demand areas, thus allowing equipment to be used more productively and improve yield. For ocean carriers, Imodal’s repositioning programs assist to fill voids of unsold or unusable vessel space. Revenue earned by empty containers effectively contributes towards fixed vessel costs incurred.
Fleet repositioning is our core business. Imodal arranges the cost-effective movement of EMPTY containers from surplus to demand locations. We are generally able to offer and utilize large quantities of vessel space on a steady basis.
We serve virtually all world markets, including, but not limited to: the Americas (North, South, Central and the Caribbean); Europe (North, South, the Mediterranean, Black Sea, and Scandinavia); Asia (North, South, Southeast, Australasia and Oceania), the Middle East; the Indian Subcontinent; and Africa.
For container owner/operators, Imodal’s fleet repositioning program allows equipment to be used more productively by being in the right place at the right time.
For ocean carriers, Imodal’s fleet repositioning program provides opportunities to utilize unsold or unusable vessel space, while earning revenue and contributing towards vessel costs incurred when ships sail at less than full capacity.
Our Factory Positioning program moves EMPTY containers ex-factory to key locations throughout the world.
We specialize in the movement of new production Reefers from factory to strategic locations involved in refrigerated trade. By volume, our primary markets are from China to:
- Central America, Caribbean
- North and South America
- North Europe
- Australia / New Zealand
For container owner/operators, Imodal’s factory positioning program injects equipment into strategic trade, leasing or sale markets in order to achieve maximum asset utilization. Positioning the containers empty mitigates exposure to damage that may occur resulting from cargo.
For ocean carriers, Imodal’s factory positioning increases vessel utilization, earns high revenue, and diversifies cargo mixes.
Value Added Services
With all Imodal services, we are able to provide “value-added” functions in tandem with repositioning services. Examples of extensions of service are: trucking/drayage; customs clearance, etc. In most cases, these additional services are available on a stand-alone basis.
One-Ways & Cabotage
One-way and cabotage services provide container repositioning at a fraction of the cost versus pure empty repositioning.
Imodal is a “matchmaker” among our vast network of clients, including: ocean carriers, leasing companies, private container owners, container traders, beneficial importers and exporters, as well as other 3PL firms.
For container owner/operators, Imodal’s one-way and cabotage programs represent cost avoidance opportunities that alternatively achieve the net result of equipment repositioning.
For users of equipment, Imodal’s one-way and cabotage programs provide opportunities to make use of equipment when none is available within proprietary inventories, thus preserving the ability to capture business that would be lost void of equipment. One-way and cabotage opportunities also allow the user to avoid ensuing costs relating to asset management if the destination is an existing surplus location or otherwise unfavorable.
Mission and Values
We strive to be the industry’s most reliable and trusted container repositioning company.
We are committed to providing a high caliber of service, being cost competitive, devising solutions that are unique to Imodal, evolving our business to changes in the market, demonstrating the spirit of partnership, and acting as an extension of resources to customers, vendors and strategic partners.
Our core values are unwavering, to:
- Conduct all business in a professional manner with the highest regard for ethics;
- Preserve our neutrality as an intermediary, while protecting the interests of our customers;
- Offer the option of all-inclusive service and pricing;
- Outperform competitors;
- Understand the business of our client and add insight that may represent areas of improvement;
- Protect proprietary trade secrets of customers by keeping all information strictly confidential;
- Admit errors and act vigorously to rectify them;
- Be respectful of the market, and not intentionally influence or disturb the balance of international trade;
- Not knowingly offer misleading information, and be direct in discourse;
- Not consider a file closed until it is truly complete.
Meet the Team
Joe founded Imodal in 2008 and has nearly 25 years experience in the field of containerized trade. Prior to Imodal, Joe worked for Textainer as the Director of Logistics. There, he had primary oversight of Textainer’s repositioning program, among the world’s largest fleets of intermodal containers. Also, Joe was an architect and program manager of Textainer’s pioneering single-source Contract with the US Military for the leasing of intermodal equipment.
Before Textainer, Joe worked for two international ocean carriers in various pricing and marketing roles. At CMA-CGM, he was an integral team member involved in the startup of its Transpacific service. Joe’s diverse background involving various sectors of containerization provides a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of container repositioning.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Edward van Dorp
Edward joined Imodal in 2008 shortly after formation and has over 30 years experience in liner shipping and logistics, primarily with the P&O Group. He joined P&O Containers directly after graduating from Oxford University. His career with P&O included assignments in China, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan. Most recently in Shanghai, Edward headed their Sales activities in China, then managed its logistics and forwarding subsidiary – P&O Nedlloyd Logistics China Limited.
Upon returning to the UK, Edward headed up P&O Nedlloyd’s Intra-European and East African Trades before leaving and joining Clarksons, establishing its container slot broking activities under the Global Slot Network joint venture.
Edward brings to Imodal a wealth of experience in all aspects of the container transportation industry including Management roles in Operations, Sales, Trade and Logistics.
Ash has over 15 years experience in many areas of containerized trade. Before joining Imodal in 2012, Ash was employed most recently by APL. He was hired as a Management Trainee in London and gained experience in customer service, finance and liner sales before joining the European Equipment department in Rotterdam. There, he focused on intra-Europe and international repositioning, one-ways, re-sale, and M&R.
Ash subsequently moved to the APL Corporate Equipment group in Singapore, where he assumed a more strategic role by being actively involved in Asia equipment operations and the tactical repositioning of the global reefer fleet.
Ash has an Economics degree from Leeds Business School.
Eugene joined Imodal in 2015 and provides close operational and administrative coordination of business transpiring in the Asia Region. Prior to joining Imodal, Eugene was employed by APL as an Analyst in various capacities. His primary accountabilities were to coordinate and execute plans involving relay shipments, requiring close internal coordination to ensure connections were smoothly met as planned. Eugene also worked in equipment control capacities with an emphasis on repositioning. Eugene holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Logistics from University College, Dublin, Ireland, as well as diploma in Maritime Transportation Management from Singapore Polytechnic - Singapore Maritime A, Singapore.
RIO DE JANEIRO
Imodal International, Inc.
6801 Lake Worth Road – Suite 112
Greenacres, FL 33467
Tel: +1 561 653 1230
Fax: +1 877 797 1799
Imodal Europe Limited
40 Bowling Green Lane
London EC1R 0NE Tel: +44 20 7415 7030
Fax: +44 20 7837 7612
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