PierPass June News and Updates:
PierPass OffPeak Program Continues to Support Efficient Cargo Movement
WCMTOA announced it will postpone until August 1 its planned adjustment to the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The schedule change is in response to feedback from customers and other partners in the goods movement industry, and is intended to provide more time for cargo owners to prepare for the adjusted TMF.
The OffPeak program provides tremendous value and future growth potential to the goods movement industry, greatly increasing the capacity of America’s largest port complex without adding additional infrastructure. OffPeak gates help to minimize daytime traffic congestion, allow cargo to move faster at night on less crowded roads, and enables truck owners to deliver more loads through lower turn-times and twice the number of working hours in a day. The TMF funds the nighttime gates, which make these benefits possible.
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 May 2011.
Truck activity information derived from RFID data.
Average in-terminal turn time:
· 35.5 minutes day shift
· 38.0 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 April 2011 was 32.3 minutes for the day shift and 36.7 minutes for the night shift.
Frequent callers* average moves per day:
· 18 percent of trucks made 5 or more moves per day
· 25 percent of trucks made 4 moves per day
· 33 percent of trucks made 3 moves per day
· 19 percent of trucks made 2 moves per day
· 5 percent made 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 April 2011, 43 percent of frequent callers made four or more moves per day.
Day vs. Night Gates:
· Average number of day gate moves: 14,070
· Average number of night gate moves: 14,750
· Number of day shifts open: 26
· Number of night shifts open: 17
Statistics reflect one stop work meeting and the Memorial Day holiday. Approximately 8,500 trucks regularly service the POLA/POLB.
Industry leaders agree – international trade will continue to grow in 2011. However, growth in cargo volume in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is proving to be modest. While historically, we have started to see cargo volumes pick up in May, volume did not return enough to warrant reinstating the one PierPass OffPeak shift that several marine terminal operators suspended earlier this year. More information
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PierPass is a not-for-profit company created by marine terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in 2005 to address multi-terminal issues such as congestion, security and air quality. Under the program, all international container terminals in the two ports established five new shifts per week. As an incentive to use the new OffPeak shifts and to cover the added cost of the shifts, a Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) is required for most cargo movement during peak hours (Monday through Friday, 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
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