Supply Chain Information Highway Ramps Up
March 7, 2022
The Port of
Oakland and The Northwest Seaport Alliance voiced their support for
the Port of Long Beach’s “Supply Chain Information Highway” digital
initiative, a free-to-all service that delivers data for shippers
and other stakeholders to integrate into their own systems to track
cargo and allot resources.
The innovative data solution was unveiled this week at the 2022
Trans Pacific Maritime (TPM) conference in Long Beach, one of the
industry’s premier gatherings of transportation and logistics
professionals. The digital infrastructure allows authorized
participants to draw upon the data and use it in their own
dashboards to predict cargo arrival, plan equipment deployment and
“The Supply Chain Information Highway is an inclusive solution that
provides a common corridor for cargo data status from various
sources to intersect in order to provide secure end-to-end
visibility to thousands of customers and stakeholders that interact
with the supply chain every day,” said Port of Long Beach Deputy
Executive Director Dr. Noel Hacegaba at a TPM panel discussion on
public agency data initiatives. “It can be integrated into any
proprietary system to enable users to make operational decisions,
plan resources and minimize delays, and best of all, it will be free
to the end user. We welcome the support of the Port of Oakland and
Northwest Seaport Alliance. Their participation will help extend the
reach of the Supply Chain Information Highway across the West Coast
and eventually the nation.”
“Creating a shared digital platform will provide decision makers
timely, comprehensive and quality data,” said Port of Oakland
Maritime Director Bryan Brandes. “Having this cargo visibility tool
can help speed the supply chain and set a digital foundation for
improving goods movement.”
Northwest Seaport Alliance is glad to work alongside the Port of
Long Beach and Port of Oakland to address supply chain challenges.
We look forward to this project increasing visibility in cargo
delivery and trade opportunities along the West Coast,” said John
Wolfe, CEO of The Northwest Seaport Alliance.
The Port of Long Beach and its technology service vendor in recent
months have been gathering and “normalizing” event data for an
initial group of stakeholders including a marine terminal operator,
transportation providers and key beneficial cargo owners. Members of
the testing phase group were invited to transmit data, query data,
and validate the results.
The Supply Chain Information Highway is being developed by St.
Louis-based UNCOMN. The company has worked for more than 10 years
supporting the Department of Defense’s U.S. Transportation Command,
U.S. Army Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, and U.S. Air
Force Air Mobility Command in areas such as data analytics, cloud
application development and cloud data environment development.