Long Beach Port Goes With the Flow

Long Beach Port Goes With the Flow

As cargo volumes and the complexity of port operations continue to increase, the Port of Long Beach and GE Transportation are collaborating on a pilot project to improve cargo flow, increase visibility, and enhance real-time decision-making.

After a successful pilot with the Port of Los Angeles that increased visibility of incoming cargo from two days to two weeks, GE Transportation, a division of the General Electric Company, will implement its Port Optimizer solution at two Long Beach marine terminals for a two- to three-month pilot.

"We experienced record volumes last year," says Mario Cordero, executive director, Port of Long Beach. "This partnership with GE is providing an important trial for us as cargo and competition grow. We need new and innovative ways to ensure our customers can move their containers from water to land quickly, reliably, and at a cost that makes sense for their business."

Port Optimizer is cloud-based software that enhances supply chain performance and predictability by delivering real-time data-driven insights through a single portal to stakeholders across the supply chain. Integrating data from across the port, combining machine learning and deep domain expertise, it helps the supply chain monitor and respond to dynamic conditions, align people and resources, and proactively communicate across functions—enabling maximum port cargo flow and delivery performance.

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