CCALS and Port of Virginia to Partner to Improve Efficiencies

Virginia Business

The Commonwealth for Advanced Logistics System (CCALS) and the Port of Virginia are joining together on a research project to find operational efficiencies.

Under the agreement, a CCALS researcher will be located at the port this fall and will first focus on vessel berthing and scheduling processes. Additional projects are expected.

“The Port of Virginia is one of the few East Coast ports ready today to handle larger vessels expected to utilize the newly expanded Panama Canal,” John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director for the Virginia Port Authority, said in a statement. “As such, we expect a significant increase in traffic and volume. In order to meet these demands now and in the future, we have to pursue every avenue to operate our terminals as efficiently, effectively, and as safely as possible. Connecting with the knowledge-base and experience at CCALS is an innovative solution that will help steer our efforts to further refine our berthing and scheduling processes.”

CCALS’ recent initiatives include a renewable energy evaluation for government consulting firm LMI and an aviation biofuel supply chain study for the Center for Innovative Technology.