Engineers Call Port of LA Optimizer a ‘Gamechanger’

Earlier this month, the Port of Los Angeles received the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Gamechanger award for its Port Optimizer, a tool designed to give stakeholders up-to-data necessary to improve cargo flow among the supply chain.

“Harnessing the power of data to improve cargo efficiency continues to be a priority for the Port of Los Angeles, and our Port Optimizer is at the center of that effort,” said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka. “We are thrilled to be honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers for our digital approach to improving the performance and fluidity of the port supply chain.”

The award honors projects and programs that push innovation in infrastructure.

“The efficiency of our nation’s ports is essential to delivering goods in a timely manner and keeping the economy moving,” said ASCE President Jean-Louis Briaud. “While many of our efforts to prevent backlogs at these facilities is focused on dredging and the design of intermodal connectors, software can play a major role in keeping track of containers. I applaud the Port of Los Angeles and Wabtec Corp. for developing innovative technology that can help productivity at ports across the nation.”

By Pacific Maritime