Customer Service Advisory: POLA and POLB Marine Terminal Gate Schedule for Monday, July 28 (Harry Bridges Day)

Dear Users of OffPeak Gates,

Marine terminal gates at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach will operate on a holiday schedule on Monday, July 28, for the observance of Harry Bridges Day.

Please click here to view the terminal gate schedule.

PierPass Inc.

PierPass July News and Updates

PierPass Monthly Transaction Data
Each month we provide a summary of the latest transaction data from marine terminal operators (MTOs) at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. Below please find data from the month of June 2014.

***For more information about truck turn times and how we measure them,
please see our new Q&A at http://goo.gl/PiOjBp***

Average in-terminal turn time:
44.2 minutes day shift
46.2 minutes night shift

For comparison, the average in-terminal turn time in May 2014 was 41.7 minutes for the day shift and 43.7 minutes for the night shift.

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Customer Service Advisory: Periodic Chassis Shortages

Dear Users of Peak and OffPeak Gates,

PierPass has been notified by several terminal operators of chassis shortages.
We strongly encourage your drivers to please bring in an export, empty or bare chassis when picking up an import. Please have your drivers ensure that chassis are in good order to prevent delays and/or issues with out-gating.

For additional information please contact the respective chassis pool provider.

PierPass Inc.

PierPass June News and Updates

PierPass Monthly Transaction Data
Each month we provide a summary of the latest transaction data from marine terminal operators (MTOs) at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. Below please find data from the month of May 2014.

***For more information about truck turn times and how we measure them,
please see our new Q&A at http://goo.gl/PiOjBp***

Average in-terminal turn time:
41.7 minutes day shift
43.7 minutes night shift

For comparison, the average in-terminal turn time in April 2014 was 38.7 minutes for the day shift and 42.0 minutes for the night shift.

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PMA & ILWU Provide Update on Contract Talks

The following statement was released today by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU):

SAN FRANCISCO (June 4, 2014) – Negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports are continuing. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been engaged in talks since May 12. A media report suggesting a suspension in those talks was inaccurate. Both parties remain at the table and are working to reach agreement on a new coast-wide contract. The current six-year contract expires on June 30, 2014.

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PierPass May News and Updates

PierPass Monthly Transaction Data  
Each month we provide a summary of the latest transaction data from marine terminal operators (MTOs) at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. Below please find data from the month of April 2014.

 ***For more information about truck turn times and how we measure them, please see our new Q&A at Questions and Answers on Turn Times***

 Average in-terminal turn time:
• 38.7 minutes day shift
• 42.0 minutes night shift

For comparison, the average in-terminal turn time in March 2014 was 37.3 minutes for the day shift and 40.4 minutes for the night shift.

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PierPass April News and Updates

PierPass Monthly Transaction Data  
Each month we provide a summary of the latest transaction data from marine terminal operators (MTOs) at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. Below please find data from the month of March 2014.

 ***For more information about truck turn times and how we measure them, please see our new Q&A at Questions and Answers on Turn Times***

 Average in-terminal turn time:
• 37.3 minutes day shift
• 40.4 minutes night shift

For comparison, the average in-terminal turn time in February 2014 was 40.6 minutes for the day shift and 43.7 minutes for the night shift.

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PierPass Announces Executive Transition Plans

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 30, 2014 – PierPass Inc. today announced plans to transition its executive leadership over the course of 2014 and 2015, and said a search is underway for a new president. Current PierPass President and CEO Bruce Wargo, who has led PierPass since it was founded in 2004, will remain CEO and take on the additional role of board chairman.

Mr. Wargo will continue to provide overall leadership and promote a strategic direction for PierPass, including development of new congestion-mitigation initiatives currently under study. He has been asked by the PierPass board to remain in the CEO role into 2015. The new president will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of PierPass and the OffPeak program.

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PierPass Video: What Happens When a Truck Picks Up a Container?


After a season of disruptions at major East Coast and Northwest ports, opinions are flying about strategies to keep truck deliveries at the terminals moving quickly. We’ve produced a new video to help those concerned with container throughput issues to better understand the system as it exists today. The video walks viewers through a truck turn from the moment it enters the terminal with an empty container to the time it leaves the exit gate with a full load. (Our previous video explored truck queues outside the terminal gates.)

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