-Mehreen Qaisrani-

Businesses nowadays need greater reliability and visibility in the supply chain to be at an advantage in the market place. Globally 90% of trade moves on ocean and seaports are critical to the supply chain.

In the US, Los Angeles port and GE Transportation are joining together to trial a port information portal to demonstrate digitizing maritime shipping data by making it available to cargo owners and supply chain operators. The digital platform will provide better planning capabilities to effectively service large container vessels.

The project will boost cargo efficiency and trade competitiveness. The main aim is to improve the flow of data between cargo owners, shipping lines and any other stakeholders, to effectively service vessels and optimise cargo movement.

The port of Los Angeles is the biggest port nationwide and enhancing the capabilities of the port information portal will enable the supply chain to more seamlessly integrate and improve outcomes there and in other ports around the world.