Friday, August 3, 2018

Port of LA Technology Contest

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Antwerp in Belgium will host this fall an international “Hackathon”, a technology contest formed under the chainPORT initiative.

Launched in 2015, chainPORT was established by a dozen ports to link ports digitally all over the world, discuss the best ways to handle the biggest container vessels and make the maritime supply chain more efficient.

“Ports must continue to incorporate the latest and most promising technologies in order to remain competitive in today’s dynamic global supply chain environment,” said Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles. “The Port of Los Angeles is pleased to host a Hackathon for the third consecutive year and we look forward to seeing the ideas that emerge from this unique and unconventional approach to technology development.”

The competition, slated for October 11-13, 2018, will run simultaneously in both cities and include participants from around the world.

The Hackathon in Los Angeles will take place at the USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management. Industry professionals, students and coaches are invited to take part.

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