Ports talk collaboration and digitalisation

Port collaboration: chainPORT wants to make global ports work more closely together to create efficient supply chains Photo: POLA Port collaboration: chainPORT wants to make global ports work more closely together to create efficient supply chains Photo: POLA
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Global port representatives have met in Los Angeles as part of the collaborative chainPORT initiative wants to digitally connect ports worldwide and boost efficiency in the supply chain.

The chainPORT initiative is led by POLA and Hamburg Port Authority in Germany, in collaboration with the Global Institute of Logistics. Other ports at the third annual meeting were Shanghai, Antwerp, Barcelona, Montreal, Felixstowe, Indonesia and Shenzhen.

“Port operations are becoming more and more complex, and we strongly believe port authorities working together around the globe can add significant extra value to the global supply chain,” said Jens Meier, CEO of the Hamburg Port Authority.

Gene Seroka, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director, kicked off the two-day meeting with a presentation about Port of Los Angeles’ supply chain optimization pilot project in partnership with GE Transportation.

Together they are developing a digital portal that provides real-time shipping information for cargo owners and supply chain providers to more effectively track and plan for movement of their cargo from ocean transit to final destination.

Afternoon keynotes were given by Professor Nick Vyas of the University of Southern California, who spoke on supply chain optimisation and digitisation, and Jay Samit, independent vice-chairman of Deloitte Digital, who discussed the challenges ports face.

Visiting port representatives also toured the Port of Los Angeles and paid a visit to Virgin Hyperloop One, the commercialised land-transportation concept for goods and passenger movement currently in development.


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