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New Cargo Tracking System Could Be ‘Game Changer’ at Port of LA

(Daily Breeze)

The Port of Los Angeles is poised to launch a $13 million, first-of-its-kind program to digitize cargo data at all its terminals, a move shippers hope will ease bottlenecks at the nation’s busiest seaport.

Begun as a pilot program at one terminal earlier this year, the effort will allow the port to do what most Americans already can do — track packages from the minute they leave a distribution center until they get to the front door through a single platform.

Los Angeles port Executive Director Gene Seroka said the project “will not only move the needle but could be a game changer.”

Right now, shippers rely on a mishmash of networks to track goods at the port complex, where nearly 40 percent of the nation’s imported goods flow through. Click here to read more.