LA, Long Beach See ‘Downward Trend’ in Cargo Dwell Time: PMSA

LA, Long Beach See ‘Downward Trend’ in Cargo Dwell Time: PMSA

The amount of time that cargo containers linger at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach appears to be decreasing, according to new data released Oct. 14 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. The length of time that a container stayed on the docks before leaving by truck was 4.2 days in average in September, trimming the average by nearly a day from 5.1 days the previous month. Meanwhile, the average dwell time for cargo at terminals before departing by rail - while still a high average - was also down in September from the previous month, from 16.5…
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Dwell Times High for Rail-Bound Cargo at LA, Long Beach Ports: PMSA Data

Dwell Times High for Rail-Bound Cargo at LA, Long Beach Ports: PMSA Data

The number of containers that lingered at terminals at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles before leaving by rail reached a new high last month, according to new data released Aug. 22, by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. The average dwell time for rail-bound cargo at the twin ports last month was 16.4 days, up 3.1 days from June’s 13.3 days and up 5.1 days from May (11.3 days). Last month’s 16.4-day dwell time average was the highest recorded by PMSA since it started tracking the data more than a year ago. Meanwhile, the average dwell time for…
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