Port Logistics Group Plays Key Role in Project to Streamline Port Operations
Freight Advanced Traveler Information Program (FRATIS) Demonstration Project Goes Live
December 9, 2013
HOUSTON, December 9,
The Los Angeles-Gateway Cities Region and the private sector formed the partnership with the joint goal of reducing traffic congestion during peak hours by improving the information flow between truck fleets and port terminals. Real-time information will allow drivers and schedulers to reroute and reschedule according to current conditions in the port and on freeways and arterial highways.
The Demonstration Project is a public and private collaboration whose partners include The Harbor Trucking Association, Port Logistics Group, and Yusen Terminals, Inc. The system development team is led by Cambridge Systematics utilizing specialized optimization software developed by Productivity Apex. The primary regional public sector agencies supporting the test include the Los Angeles Metropolitan County Transportation Authority (Metro) and the Gateway Cities Council of Governments. The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach have provided advice to the program.
Michael J. Johnson, President of the Harbor Trucking Assn. and Director of Intermodal Operations for Port Logistics Group, notes
Members of the press are invited to learn about the project during an informational session presented by the freight industry participants starting at 9:30 am, Wednesday, December 11, 2013. The event will be held at Port Logistics Group – Transport Express, 19801 S. Santa Fe Street, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221.
An informative video on the inception and goals of the collaborative effort is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJzTRQiuJhs.
Rich Reba | Director of Marketing | Port Logistics Group| RReba@portlogisticsgroup.com | 201-345-9075 x2601