Maersk's recent attack left a black mark on the reliability of global documentation. Working through the backlog of issues, the mega carrier admitted this attack took its toll not only on container operations but on customer confidence. If a transport giant like A.P. Moller could be hit with the Petya virus, what are the chances that your data can remain secure?
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka told AJOT he expects a record number of containers to be handled by the Port in 2017: “We expect 2017 to be a strong year and we are looking at a 9% increase over Calendar Year 2016.”
The Harbor Performance Enhancement Center (HPEC), a public private partnership between the Port of Los Angeles and a consortium organized by Los Angeles financier Jonathan Rosenthal, plans a container staging terminal facility. This will increase productivity at the Port by 10% or more.
In Norway there’s a company called Nimber which offers a unique courier service. You might call them the UBER of goods movement. The firm matches people who need to send things with people willing to “bring” them. They claim to accept everything from Cakes to Couches and initially, all this takes place in the cloud!
The largest Canadian port has strongly rejected the conclusions of a just-released think tank report recommending that Canada’s four leading ports should be privatized so that several billion dollars in additional funding could be allocated to such other national infrastructure projects as public transit and new highways.