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Logistical Ports: Critical Connection Points in the Supply Chain

  Edition 82 - Port-Centric Logistics    E-Technical Papers

Dr Noel Hacegaba of the Port of Long Beach makes the case for ports becoming logistics clusters, rendering the key nodes in the supply chain

Supply Chain Efficiencies: How Ports Facilitate Collaboration

  Edition 80 - Ports of the Future    E-Technical Papers

Shipping line consolidation, rationalization and new alliances have introduced new levels of complexity to the global supply chain, and this paper explores how ports can use this to their advantage

Terminal Technology: Trimming Truck Turn Times

  Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence    E-Technical Papers

Just one year after Hanjin’s bankruptcy temporarily slowed Long Beach’s momentum, container volumes came roaring back, totaling 7.5 million container units in CY2017 – the highest in the port’s 107-year history

Port of Long Beach: The Evolving Quest for Efficiency

  Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals    E-Technical Papers

The Port of Long Beach is investing US$4 billion this decade to upgrade infrastructure, modernize terminals and optimize rail capacity.

The Future is Here: Cargo Handling for Mega-Ships

  Edition 69 - The Mega-Ship Issue    E-Technical Papers

The first 18,000 TEU vessel arrived at the US West Coast towards the end of 2015. This paper addresses what this means for the Trans-Pacific trade lane and how the Port of Long Beach is positioned to handle these massive vessels


New Paper: Long Beach: Driving the US into the Future

  Edition 67 - The Mega-Ports Edition    E-Technical Papers

Massive changes in the shipping industry — namely larger vessels and the formation of mega-alliances — have had a ripple effect across the entire supply chain

Tech Paper: How the US West Coast Cleared Congestion

  Edition 66 - The Collector’s Edition II    E-Technical Papers

Dr Noel Hacegaba of the Port of Long Beach explains the factors behind the famed congestion in 2014/15 along the US West Coast and how ports can fix it

Big ships bringing big changes: port industry takes on the challenge

  Edition 64 - Mega Ship Ready    E-Technical Papers

The rapid pace at which container vessels are growing is affecting the entire supply chain. While cargo owners have the ability to adjust their business processes to accommodate mega vessels, ports, which are fixed assets with limited resources, are not as nimble. Even for ports that will not see mega vessels calling at their terminals any time soon, the arrival of larger ships is creating a cascading effect. Ships being replaced by mega vessels on major trade lanes are being deployed in the smaller trade routes