Technology promises to improve appointment scheduling at the Port of Los Angeles and other ports.  -  Photo: Port of Los Angeles

Technology promises to improve appointment scheduling at the Port of Los Angeles and other ports.

Photo: Port of Los Angeles

Blume Global has developed a digital platform that aims to help speed truck turnaround times at ports, starting with the Fenix Marine Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.

Fenix Marine Services is the marine terminal operator at Pier 300, one of the largest container terminals at the busiest container port in the Western Hemisphere. Together, Blume Global and FMS came up with a solution to increase expedited truck turn times, based on optimized terminal delivery algorithms for motor carriers that are connected to the Blume Global digital supply chain platform.

Phase 1 will go live on March 10 and will include a suite of VIP services to help customers precisely tailor the delivery of their cargo through an advanced appointment scheduling process

Blume Global integrates more than 25 years of historical data with data collected in real-time from many sources, most recently from FMS. Additional data sources for Blume Global include air, ocean, rail and motor carriers, airport, marine and rail terminals, ELD, AIS, air traffic and IoT sensor systems, weather alerts, and feeds. The collected data remains anonymous and confidential. Blume Global takes the substantial insights from its worldwide network and correlates it with planned and unplanned event data analysis to drive visibility in the supply chain.

The platform, called Blume VIP, will also be available to terminal operators in all U.S. ports that seek to expedite cargo velocity in their gateways on behalf of the beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) and truckers that ultimately pay for the Blume service, Lincoln Pei, account manager at Blume Global, told the Journal of Commerce.

“This solution will provide unprecedented visibility, predictability and logistics execution capabilities to our customers and their participating partners,” said Pervinder Johar, CEO of Blume Global, in a news release. “This translates into tangible value across the supply chain ecosystem."

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Reporting on trucking since 1990, Deborah is known for her award-winning magazine editorials and in-depth features on diverse issues, from the driver shortage to maintenance to rapidly changing technology.

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