Five California ports will receive a $27 million state grant to develop a shared data system aimed at improving the efficiency of cargo operations. The Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to launch the California Port Data Partnership and announced the funds were to be shared by the ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego and Hueneme.
“As California’s population continues to grow and demand for imported goods continues to surge, it is vital that our state prioritize investments that will get goods moving faster,” said California Association of Port Authorities President and Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan.
The MOU outlines an agreement between the five ports to jointly advance computerized and cloud-based data sharing with a common goal of supporting improved freight system resilience, goods movement efficiency, emissions reduction, and economic competitiveness.
The 11 major commercial ports that comprise the California Association of Port Authorities handle 38% of all U.S. containerized imports and 28% of all exports. Collectively, the California Ports are the most consequential system of ports in the nation.
Source: American Journal of Transportation