Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation introduce new digital cargo handling solution


The Port of Los Angeles in the US has collaborated with GE Transportation to launched a new digital solution in order to carry out smooth cargo handling activities.

The new solution digitises maritime shipping data and makes it available to cargo owners and supply chain operators through secure, channelled access, and has been installed on APM Terminals’ facility at the Port of Los Angeles.

It has now been launched on a pilot basis, after being developed as part of a partnership announced in November last year between the port and GE Transportation.

Companies such as Maersk Shipping Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company, as well as retailing group The Home Depot and others are also involved in the pilot project in various capacities.

The newly launched solution also aims to offer advanced visibility and a collaborative view of data for all stakeholders across the ocean supply chain. Initial performance results from the pilot project are expected in July.

"We have already seen the potential for tremendous benefits for importers, truckers, shipping lines, terminals, chassis providers and the entire supply chain."

Port of Los Angeles executive director Gene Seroka said: “By working together to share data in a secure and controlled environment, we have already seen the potential for tremendous benefits for importers, truckers, shipping lines, terminals, chassis providers and the entire supply chain.

“Greater insight leads to better planning and lower cost, all of which have a direct impact on every company that is involved in international trade.”

The Port of Los Angeles is situated in San Pedro Bay, US, and is spread across 7,500 acres of land along 43 miles of waterfront.

The port features 27 passenger and cargo terminals, and includes automobile, breakbulk, container, dry and liquid bulk, multi-use, and warehouse facilities.