By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor ·
March 3, 2021
Bloom Global, a leader in global logistics and digital supply chain solutions, has developed what it describes as an “innovative, expedited VIP platform” for Fenix Marine Terminal customers in the Port of Los Angeles.
Fenix Marine Services is the marine terminal operator at Pier 300, one of the largest container terminals at the busiest container port in the Western Hemisphere. It operates on 292 acres, supporting more than 1.2 million annual lifts and an annual capacity of 2.9 million TEUs.
The timing may be right, notes the global trade intelligence firm Panjiva,
In addition to capacity shortages at the origin, destination ports in San Pedro Bay are experiencing lengthy backlogs – among them a huge container imbalance at the railyard.
“Port congestion remains a challenge, leading liners – including CMA CGM – to shift their services to alternative ports, with the lunar new year holiday break potentially not being as deep as normal as Chinese factories remain open. Continued elevated shipping rates provide a sign that the tight supply-demand balance may be set to continue,” says Chris Rogers, Panjiva research director, in an interview.
Together, Blume Global and FMS co-innovated a solution to increase expedited truck turn times and provide differentiated services for clientele within the Blume Global supply chain ecosystem.
The unique expedited terminal service offering will be based on optimized terminal delivery algorithms for participating BCOs, NVOCCs and motor carriers that are connected to the Blume Global digital supply chain platform.
With the implementation of the SavantX Hyper Optimized Nodal Efficiency (HONE) AI machine-learning product and seamless integration of FMS systems with Blume, innovative new solutions will be made available to participating BCOs, NVOCCs and motor carriers in phases. Blume Global integrates more than 25 years of historical data with data collected in real time from many sources, most recently from FMS.
Phase 1 of FMS’ VIP solutions will go live on March 10 and will include a suite of VIP Services to help customers precisely tailor the delivery of their cargo through an advanced appointment scheduling process, saving time and money.
Three services will be offered: Fenix Express, Fenix Preferred and Fenix Priority. Descriptions of each service can be found on FMS’ website at https://www.fenixmarineservices.com/technology/ or Blume Global’s website at blumeglobal.com/vip-terminal-services/.
March 3, 2021
About the Author
Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Mr. Burnson is a widely-published writer and editor specializing in international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He is based in San Francisco, where he provides a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. He may be reached at his downtown office: [email protected]
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