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ISSUE 4 2020

Feature: Perishables Challenges for the Cold Chain p.10

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Ocean Network Express Aquila arrives POLB. (POLB photo)

Maiden Calls at POLB

The Port of Long Beach celebrated two maiden calls in a period of two weeks. On May 12, the YM Wellness made its first call in Long Beach, docking at the ITS Terminal at Pier G. The 14,080-TEU container ship is the largest Yang Ming vessel calling the West Coast.

On April 30, 2020, the Ocean Network Express Aquila made its first call at POLB. The

14,052-TEU vessel docked at the ITS terminal at Pier G and was worked there by six gantry cranes simultaneously.

DP World joins with TradeLens to digitize global supply chains

DP Worldhas completed the early stages of integration with TradeLens a blockchain-based digital

container logistics

platform, jointly developed by A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM. The collaboration between

DP World and the TradeLens platform will help accelerate the digitization of global supply chains. DP World aims to connect all its 82 marine and inland container terminals, as well as feeder companies

and logistics divisions with TradeLens. In 2019 DP World’s terminals handled 71.2 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) containers from around 70,000 vessels. TradeLens brings together

data from the entire global

supply chain ecosystem including shippers, port operators and shipping lines. It also aims to modernize manual and paper-based documents, replacing them

with blockchain enabled digital solutions. For DP World the data

from its integration with TradeLens will improve operational efficiency with earlier visibility of container flows across multiple carriers. Such

visibility includes

confirmation of the transport modality that follows the port stay for each container, which in heavy transshipment or rail ports enable better yard

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planning. It will also expand the capabilities of DP World’s digital platforms created to move online the management of logistics. The DF Alliance, SeaRates, LandRates and AirRates enable shippers to move cargo to and from anywhere at the click of a mouse, across DP World’s network and beyond. “Our decision to team up

with TradeLens is driven by

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