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Digital Port Logistics

GE Transportation’s GE Transportation’s

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Digital Solutions Port Optimizer

Already a success in the neighboring Port of Los Angeles, a pilot project utilizing GE’s Port

Optimizer could be a logistics game changer for busy intermodal gateways everywhere.

By Joseph Keefe n late summer, a pilot project between GE Transportation and to further streamline its massive cargo operations footprint. This the Port of Long Beach got underway. Intended to enhance ad- year, they turned to GE as their newest efforts kicked off.

Ivance planning at the busiest port complex in North America, Traditionally, supply chain operations consisted of multiple stakeholders across the Port will use GE’s Port Optimizer soft- systems, each designed to measure and monitor singular aspects, ware to access data that will allow them to move cargo containers for example ocean transit. Until now, there has not been the abil- more effciently. ity to consolidate and provide that “single pane of glass” that sup-

Three of the Port’s six container terminals are involved – Long ply chains need to see how cargo is moving — holistically. But,

Beach Container Terminal, Total Terminals International and that’s where GE’s Port Optimizer comes in.

International Transportation Service. The system debuted at the

Port of Los Angeles last year, with considerable reported success. GE’S PORT OPTIMIZER

The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s largest seaports, Port Optimizer is a cloud-based software solution that enhances and alongside the Port of Los Angeles, it represents the nation’s supply chain performance and predictability by delivering real busiest intermodal gateway. Long Beach, served by 175 shipping time data driven insights through a single portal to partners across lines with connections to 217 seaports, was looking for a way the supply chain. Integrating data from across the port ecosystem, 52 Maritime Logistics Professional September/October 2018 | |

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