PierPass November 2015 Newsletter

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 October 2015.

Average in-terminal turn time:
46.3 minutes day shift
48.3 minutes night shift

For comparison, the average in-terminal turn time in September 2015 was 47.0 minutes for the day shift and 51.2 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. 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 for frequent callers* in October:
5 or more moves per day: 7%
4 moves per day: 13%
3 moves per day: 28%
2 moves per day: 34%
1 move per day: 18%

*The ports define frequent callers as trucks making one or more moves per weekday. Average moves per day by frequent callers tells us how many moves a truck can make if it is working every day. In October, 20% of frequent callers made four or more moves per day.

Gate moves during Peak and OffPeak/exempt shifts in October:
Total Peak gate moves: 388,975 (58%)
Total OffPeak/Exempt gate moves: 286,600 (42%)

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 Monday through Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday night and Sunday shifts, which are not regularly scheduled, are considered “exempt.”

Terminals were closed for the OffPeak shift on October 1 for an ILWU Stop Work meeting.