The Port of Los Angeles launched together with GE Transportation a solution that digitizes shipping data and makes it available to all the players in the complex supply chain.
Port of LA is America’s largest port, which needed an efficient solution to keep cargo flowing by sharing data in a secure way with all stakeholders. Last November, the port and GE Transportation announced their partnership to build a platform to digitize data.
APM Terminals, Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company will be part of the project. Retailers such as The Home Depot and Lowe’s will also participate. The first results are expected in July.
“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,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “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.”
As part of the In the Wild series, GE gave the TV hosts Alie Ward and Adam Savage first access to the digital pilot to discover how Big Data and Predix are used to streamline port processes in the coming months and years. The episode can be watched on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VWIQAx1Cnc
GE CEO, Jamie Miller believes that the solution could potentially transform the way ports operate all over the world:
“Our work with the Port of Los Angeles has the potential to transform how ports across the country, and even the world, operate, driving productivity from ship to shore and from the terminal to the customer…It’s an honor to partner together on a game-changing solution that could have industry-wide implications,” said Miller.
Source: GE Transportation