Allen Thomas, Chief Strategy Officer for Advent Intermodal, based in Murray Hill New Jersey told AJOT his company is providing software support for a Port of Oakland initiative to deliver containers to new Inland Depot in French Camp California, near San Joaquin Valley, California distribution centers.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is expected to vote tomorrow (Friday, April 14) to name Mario Cordero, a former chairman and current member of the Federal Maritime Commission, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Executive Director. Cordero, a Long Beach resident and attorney, served previously as president and as a longtime member of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.
In 2016, Raj Gupta was appointed Navis chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering after a twenty-year career in Silicon Valley, including positions at Silicon Graphics and at Oracle.
Bernard de la Tour, president of maritime software provider Navis, urged port and terminal operation participants at the Navis World 2017 conference in San Francisco to prepare for a major investment in digitization by ocean carriers and global terminal operators.
Guy Rey-Herme, President of XVELA and Robert Inchausti, Chief Technology Officer believe that XVELA’s new cloud-based system will revolutionize maritime operations by providing improved communication between ship stowage and terminal cargo handling.
Port of Oakland executive director Chris Lytle said in his “State of the Port” address that “we are on a roll” as the Port racked up 2.37 million twenty foot containers in 2016, a 4% increase from 2015.