Port of L.A. Rolls Out New Data Tool

The Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday introduced a new data tool designed to help make cargo flow more efficient and modernize the way information is conveyed along the supply chain.

The new Control Tower data – the latest in a series of tools being rolled out by the port in the last six months – allows stakeholders to see truck turns in real time at cargo terminals and other truck-related trend information so they can better plan based on flow of cargo, the port said.

“The Control Tower is a service and digital tool that will help get critical and reliable information to San Pedro Bay port stakeholders so that they can improve decision making and efficiencies,” said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka. “We are currently the only port in North America offering this array of digital tools, but I’m optimistic that this type of data will eventually be more uniformly available at every node of the supply chain.”

The tool was developed with Wabtec and is being introduced in phases.

“Data is a critical resource in moving goods across the supply chain and into the hands of consumers,” said Scott Holland, Vice President of Wabtec’s Network and Logistics business. “The Port Optimizer Control Tower is an important step in the journey to connect railroads, chassis providers, truckers, warehouse operators and others across the supply chain, and ensure cargo seamlessly flows in and out of ports. This system’s real-time and historical analytics will help the Port of Los Angeles community optimize their operations, relieve congestion stemming from increased global shipping traffic, and get products to people faster.”

To sign up for Control Tower, go to Tower.Portoptimizer.com.

By Pacific Maritime