Following the COVID-19 outbreak, Port of Los Angeles decided to divert cargo ships to other destinations because of pandemic-fueled congestion, as Bloomberg news agency reported.
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The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in Washington DC has launched a probe into liner activity in the ports of New York, Los Angeles and Long Beach as shippers voice ever louder concern about the lack of available containers to shift their exports.
The new normal is now ports turning to digitalization and technology to continue operations and trade flow, due to the COVID-19 measures and the global lockdown. The report includes smart steps to be taken so that the industry adapts to the new reality.
chainPORT group, a multilateral partnership of global ports, met on 21 and 22 September, discussing the evolving role of ports in today’s supply chain.
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Port of Los Angeles plans to launch a new supply chain key dashboard data in order that all supply chain stakeholders have access and can use forward-looking information to better plan and prepare for inbound cargo.
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