Conference attendees and streaming viewers received update on why the port continues to be the number one container port in the U.S. and North America
April 11, 2019 – DB Schenker, a global transportation and logistics company and The Port of Los Angeles held a Facebook Live conference where the port reconfirmed to those attending in-person and viewing via live-stream, its plans for meeting anticipated growth into the region for North American and Asia Pacific trade.
In a Q&A format hosted by DB Schenker, Michael DiBernardo, Deputy Executive Director, Marketing and Customer Relations for The Port of Los Angeles, told the audience, “in 2018, the port handled 9.5 million TEU’s, the most ever for a port in the United States,” making The Port of Los Angeles the nation’s #1 container port and global model for sustainability, security and social responsibility.
DiBernardo also reviewed future investment plans for the port while expanding on the port’s recent focus relating to ‘big-ship’ readiness and capacity enhancements. He also introduced ‘Port Optimizer‘, a first-of-its-kind information portal designed to digitize maritime shipping data for cargo owners and supply chain stakeholders through secure, channeled access. DiBernardo also talked to changes being made in inland infrastructure to improve cargo movement; security as an integral part of transportation and logistics and closed with an update on the ever-changing rules and regulations from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Those attending the conference were also given a private tour of one of the Port’s container terminals.
To view the Facebook Live conference, click here.
About DB Schenker
DB Schenker is one of the largest Integrated logistics service providers in the United States with over 8,100 employees in 37 branches and 52 logistics centers providing over 21 million sq. ft. of warehousing space for its clients. DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services with single-source management
For more information, go to www.dbschenker.com/usa.
About the Port of Los Angeles
The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovatively strategic and sustainable operations that benefit Southern California’s economy and quality of life. North America’s leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $272 billion in trade during 2016. San Pedro Bay port complex operations and commerce facilitate one in nine jobs in the five-county Southern California region.
For more information, visit www.portoflosangeles.org