PierPass November News and Updates

PierPass Monthly Transaction Data  

As part of our monthly newsletters 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 2012.

Truck activity information derived from RFID data.

Average in-terminal turn time:

  • 36.1 minutes day shift
  • 39.9 minutes night shift
    (Excluding lunch hour, breaks and trouble tickets)

In-terminal turn time is the average amount of time a truck is inside a terminal to complete a transaction. Turn time at individual terminals will vary depending on time of day and other factors. The average in-terminal turn time in September 2012 was 37.9 minutes for the day shift and 40.9 minutes for the night shift.

Frequent callers* average moves per day:

  • 12% trucks 5 or moves per day
  • 21% trucks 4 moves per day
  • 30% trucks 3 moves per day
  • 23% trucks 2 moves per day
  • 14% trucks 1 move per day

*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 September 2012, 37 percent of frequent callers made four or more moves per day.

Day vs. Night Gates:

  • Average number of day gate moves: 15,261
  • Average number of night gate moves: 16,864
  • Number of day shifts open: 27
  • Number of night shifts open: 18

Approximately 8,500 trucks regularly service the POLA/POLB.


  • Closed one night for Stop Work Meeting.
  • Terminal operators continue to monitor trouble tickets at selected terminals.  Our reports on this effort can be found at www.pierpass.org. Terminal operators feel that trouble tickets generated due to a lack of information or incorrect information provided by the truck driver detract from the driver and terminal efficiency and increase the driver’s in-terminal turn times.  Please take a moment to review our reports on this topic.