PierPass May 2016 Newsletter

PierPass in April met with the Harbor City / Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce to provide an update on the OffPeak program. The group was encouraged that OffPeak has diverted more than 35 million truck trips out of peak daytime traffic since 2005, reducing congestion on roads and freeways near the ports and reducing air pollution.

In May, PierPass will update the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce on the program’s progress in reducing the number of trucks on neighborhood streets.

If your organization would like to hear more about PierPass, please let us know at info@pierpass.org.

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 2016.

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

For comparison, the average in-terminal turn time in March was 44.3 minutes for the day shift and 46.4 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. For more information about turn times and how we measure them, please see our Q&A at http://goo.gl/PiOjBp.

Average daily moves per truck in April:
5 or more moves per day: 3%
4 moves per day: 8%
3 moves per day: 21%
2 moves per day: 40%
1 move per day: 28%

Gate moves during Peak and OffPeak shifts in April:
Total Peak gate moves:  352,481 (57%)
Total OffPeak gate moves:  266,096 (43%)

A gate move occurs when a container enters or leaves a marine terminal via the truck gates. Peak shifts are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. OffPeak shifts are all other times and are considered exempt from the Traffic Mitigation Fee.

All terminals were closed for the OffPeak shift on April 7 for an ILWU Stop Work Meeting.