In this session, Blume Global’s Lincoln Pei will discuss the current state of the West Coast ports, detailing the current congestion issues and challenges that may emerge in 2022, while Blume’s Lisa Wheldon will provide a walkthrough of the pain points experienced on the East Coast. The speakers will then discuss these unique issues in the context of the broader supply chain industry, exploring how port trouble impacts all modes of the logistics arena. Finally, the two will weigh different options for speedy congestion remediation and talk about what it will take to get the supply chain untangled.
Blume Global’s digital operating platform, which can either replace or complement existing TMS applications, uses the network effect of the cloud to give all stakeholders a single version of the truth among logistics partners while also delivering unrivaled supply chain execution and visibility.
Blume Global solutions optimize logistics to reduce carbon emissions, eliminate wasteful practices and increase efficiencies across the supply chain. Blume, a carbon-neutral company, is also dedicated to eliminating its own unsustainable corporate practices and offsetting any carbon emissions Blume emits.
The Blume Global Street Turns solution significantly improves driver and truck utilization, increasing turns while reducing congestion and CO2 emissions around ports and rail ramps. According to the Boston Consulting Group, street turns — where truck drivers match outbound moves from rail ramps with inbound moves to rail ramps, rather than repositioning empty containers for pickup — for domestic intermodal carriers could save 8 million to 18.8 million miles per year depending on container constraints.