TRB Webinar: Port Data Portals for 21st Century Shipping

July 23, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.5 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.0 hour(s)
AICP: 0.0 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 23, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that discusses how port authorities are using data portals to make current, actionable information available to the shipping community and the broader supply chain. In the past, port authority websites offered basic statistics about port performance.  Newer data portals provide container status and availability, vessel schedules, chassis supply status, and other information that may lead to efficient operating decisions. The presenters will provide an overview of port data portals and cover data portal projects at the Ports of New York and New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Long Beach.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Ports and Channels.

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinar.  Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Daniel Smith, The Tioga Group, Inc.
  • Allen Thomas, Advent Intermodal
  • Jennifer Schopfer, GE Transportation Transport Logistics

Moderated by:  Shannon McLeod, WSP


Webinar Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Overview of port data portals
  3. Port data portal - systems view and challenges
  4. Port of New York and New Jersey
  5. Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
  6. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and function of port data portals
  • Describe the state of the art in portal implementation
  • Discuss the direction of portal development and the challenges faced

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate. Certificates of Completion will be issued only to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in October 2017. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at