• TPMTech
  • February 23 – 24, 2023 | Hilton Long Beach

Brendan Tompkins

Port Technology Services

Chief Technology Officer and Founder

Brendan is the CTO and founder of Port Technology Services, a software development company headquartered in Norfolk, VA. He's a seasoned veteran in the area of software development for port operations, with a twenty-year career in Intermodal tech. Over the years, PTS has developed numerous street-turn applications, including Quick180 and StreetTurns.Com.

Brendan is currently creating products at the intersection of FinTech and Intermodal Tech, creating numerous products to manage drayage, chassis rental, maintenance, billing and intra-terminal container movement for east coast ports. PTS’ flagship billing and asset management engine runs multiple port chassis pools, including the Port of Virginia’s HRCPII - the highly successful "Virginia Model" chassis pool. 

Sessions With Brendan Tompkins

Thursday, 23 February

  • 03:30pm - 04:00pm (PST) / 23/feb/2023 11:30 pm - 24/feb/2023 12:00 am

    Street Turns: An Obvious Solution that Struggles for Adoption

    Street turns, container triangulation, matchbacks. Whatever you want to call the process of connecting an unloaded import container with an available export shipment outside a marine terminal, the concept has confounded the industry for decades. In a vacuum, there can be few ideas that sound more reasonable or impactful from a cost, environmental, and resource usage perspective. But in practice, it has been hard to drive adoption, due to a range of factors. Technology isn’t necessarily the constraint as much as competitive and operational misalignment, as well as the reality that matchback initiatives need an owner to drive adoption. In this session, four logistics industry veterans and technology experts in various regions discuss why street turns haven’t taken off, why adoption varies in different markets, and what can be done to drive broader use in the future.