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Port of LA rolls out new components to Port Optimizer™

[ April 6, 2022   //   ]

The Port of Los Angeles has unveiled new features to its Port Optimizer™, the nation’s first and only port community system that allows shippers, cargo owners, terminal operators and others to better predict and plan cargo at the busiest trade gateway in the U.S.

“With these enhancements, the Port Optimizer will now provide visibility for 70% of the import data for the San Pedro Bay port complex,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “Based on industry feedback, we have made additions that gives stakeholders more planning and performance capabilities.”

Through the partnership with Wabtec Corporation and GeoStamp, stakeholders now have a single view that offers real-time and historical truck turn times for all 12 container terminals in the San Pedro Bay port complex. For Port of Los Angeles container terminals, average dwell times for both trucks and on-dock rail are also available.

“The Port of Los Angeles is a pioneer in digitizing supply chain operations, continually increasing throughput and improving efficiency,” said Nalin Jain, President of Wabtec’s Digital Electronics business. “Port Optimizer’s enhancements will help port stakeholders optimize their operations, relieve congestion stemming from increased global shipping traffic, and get products to people faster.”

Developed in collaboration with Wabtec, the Port Optimizer is a dynamic cloud-based information portal that digitizes maritime shipping data for supply chain stakeholders. First introduced by the Port of Los Angeles in 2017, the digital platform has continually added new application features.

The Port Optimizer Control Tower is the primary dashboard to access all the new features.