Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Long Beach to Streamline Operations with GE Software

By Karen Robes Meeks

GE Transportation and the Port of Long Beach will embark on a pilot program that will digitally streamline supply chain planning with the help of GE’s Port Optimizer™ software.

“We’re excited about the potential of this technology,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum. “Moving goods more efficiently through this important gateway is the key to accommodating future cargo growth. The data collected during this pilot at some of our busiest terminals could help to accomplish this, and we look forward to seeing the results.”

Long Beach Container Terminal, Total Terminals International and International Transportation Service are expected to take part in the pilot program, which was initialized last year at the Port of Los Angeles.

“We welcome the opportunity to have this exciting technology demonstrated here in our port,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “We are always searching for new means toward improving operational efficiencies in the supply chain as it moves through this port complex. We look forward to observing Port Optimizer in action.”