Revolutionizing Labor Management at LA and Long Beach Ports: A Look at the new JIT Queuing System
The COVID-19 Pandemic, spanning from October 2020 to November 2022, led to a staggering backlog of 86 container ships waiting outside the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in November 2021.
VTS operator working on KNC's situational awareness system
The VTS center
SEPTEMBER 2023 UPDATE:
The backup of container ships off Los Angeles and Long Beach ended November 2022 when ample labor became available to work the cargo aboard all arriving container ships, but the new queuing system for labor, operated by PacMMS, remains in place as an insurance policy in case there is another backup in the future for any reason. The system also gives solid information about the number of container ships enroute as much as two or more weeks in advance rather than the former four days, which increases efficiency.