PierPass Offers Opinion on 24/7 Gate Operations at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Dear Users of OffPeak Gates,

Over the past few months, some port interests have been promoting the idea of mandating that terminals in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach operate truck gates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On behalf of the terminal operators, I recently summarized our point of view on this position in a letter to a Member of the U.S. Congress. Because this issue has significant implications for port users, I am sharing our point of view with the broader cargo movement community.

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PierPass Diverts 30 Millionth Truck Trip From Los Angeles, Long Beach Peak Traffic

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 – PierPass Inc. today announced that its OffPeak program has reached a major milestone, diverting its 30 millionth truck trip from weekday, daytime traffic in Los Angeles and Long Beach since the program began in July 2005. OffPeak has greatly eased congestion on city streets and nearby freeways, and reduced emissions from trucks idling outside of terminals and in traffic.

On an average OffPeak weeknight, 17,000 trucks visit the marine container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. If all of these trucks were lined up bumper-to-bumper, they would form a line 170 miles long, half the distance from Los Angeles to San Jose. Without the OffPeak program, this cargo would be crammed into a single day shift, more than doubling daytime volumes and causing major congestion.

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PierPass August 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 July 2014.

Average in-terminal turn time:

48.7 minutes day shift
49.2 minutes night shift

For comparison, the average in-terminal turn time in June 2014 was 44.2 minutes for the day shift and 46.2 minutes for the night shift.

In-terminal turn time is the average amount of time a truck is inside a terminal to complete a transaction. Truck activity information is derived from RFID data, and excludes lunch hour, breaks and trouble tickets. Turn time at individual terminals will vary depending on time of day and other factors.

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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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