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Digitized shipping program improves efficiency at Port of Los Angeles

Most data on shipment origins, vessel tracking, container allocation, marine terminal availability, port-wide analytics is siloed in separate data systems. The Port of Los Angeles in conjunction with GE Transportation, a Wabtec company, normalized these data sets and integrated them into a single cloud-based platform known as its Port Optimizer program. In doing so, they......

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Chilled Sustainability

When refrigerated vessel ships are in port, the ships have historically kept their auxiliary engines running to keep perishable items cold. The Port of Hueneme’s Grid-Connected Shore Power System offers an alternative way to power the ships instead of diesel fuel, dramatically reducing the environmental impact. Over the next 30 years, greenhouse gases will be......

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There’s an App for That

Time is money, and waiting is expensive. That’s why ports, including Oakland and Seattle-Tacoma, are using smartphone apps that provide real-time information about cargo pick-up and delivery times, known in the industry as turn times. The two apps, DrayQ™ and DrayLink™, work together so drivers can know their wait times and move containers smarter, respectively using......

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Better Connected

The Port of Savannah, the fourth-largest and fastest growing container port in the country, is conveniently located near I-95, a major interstate that runs along the east coast. However, until recently there was no direct connection from the Port to the interstate. The Jimmy DeLoach Connector is a limited access highway that delivers trucks right......

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Magnets for Mega-Ships

With mega-ships coming to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, it is becoming increasingly necessary to automate terminal operations so that goods can be unloaded more quickly and routed to their final destinations. The TraPac Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles is now using auto straddle carriers that are controlled via magnets......

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Handling Increased Cargo with Containers on Barge

Increased congestion on the highways coupled with a high volume of container traffic led the Port of Greater Baton Rouge and the Port of New Orleans to look to inland water transportation to move cargo. The two ports are coordinating their efforts to bring a container on barge service to the Lower Mississippi River. Many......

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