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Port of LA Introduces New Product ‘The Signal’ to Break down Forecasted Volume for Incoming Cargo

September 09, 2020 / Matt Leonard

The Port of Los Angeles will begin distributing data from the Port Optimizer in a new product called The Signal. The product will contain information on shipments heading into the port over the next three weeks, the gateway announced Thursday. "We're giving all of our partners — railroads, chassis providers, truckers, warehouse operators and others in the supply chain — a three-week look at cargo coming into Los Angeles," Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, said in a statement. "This planning tool will help make our partners more nimble and efficient, especially during volume surges like we are currently experiencing." The dashboard breaks down forecasted volume by week, showing what volume is expected to move via rail and the size of the containers making landfall. This can help the port's supply chain partners properly plan labor and other resources in advance of the container's arrival.