In this evolving environment, where shippers are searching for the fastest conduits for their goods to markets, communication along the whole length of the supply chain is paramount. For years, the Port of Long Beach has been preparing for the mega vessels that are becoming more common at U.S. seaports, investing more than $4 billion on capital improvements this decade to increase cargo-handling efficiency with sustainable facilities and practices that can withstand community and regulatory scrutiny.
This paper will briefly examine what the Port of Long Beach has done to prepare its supply chains for the future demands of shipping alliances and larger ships. The findings of this paper will help policymakers and executives at U.S. port authorities understand their role as they position their ports to benefit from the changing landscape in the maritime shipping industry.
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