L.A.-Long Beach Port Truck Dwell Time Steady, Rail Dwell Time Up: PMSA

L.A.-Long Beach Port Truck Dwell Time Steady, Rail Dwell Time Up: PMSA

The average time cargo lingered at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach before leaving by truck remained steady last month, however the average time for rail-bound cargo rose in December, according to data released Jan. 18 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. Cargo traveling by truck stayed at the ports an average of 2.69 days last month, down slightly from 2.78 days in November. Meanwhile, cargo departing by rail stayed on the docks an average of 4.98 days in December, up from the 3.9 day-average recorded in November, according to the PMSA. For containers that lingered for more…
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Monthly Truck, Rail Dwell Times Drop at LA, Long Beach Ports

Monthly Truck, Rail Dwell Times Drop at LA, Long Beach Ports

The amount of time that cargo dwelled at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports before leaving via truck or by rail was down in November compared to the previous month, according to data released Dec. 15 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. Truck-bound cargo lingered an average of 2.78 days at the ports in November, a normal dwell time range for truck-bound cargo, PMSA said. November’s number is down from the 3.21 day average in October, according to PMSA. Meanwhile, rail-bound cargo stayed an average of 3.90 days at terminals, down from 5.14 days during October. Also, 6.4% of…
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Dwell Time at San Pedro Bay Ports Steady for Trucks, Down for Rail, Data Show

Dwell Time at San Pedro Bay Ports Steady for Trucks, Down for Rail, Data Show

In October, the average length of time that cargo lingered at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports before leaving by train remained steady, while average rail-bound cargo dwell time fell, according to data released Nov. 20 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. The average dwell time for truck-bound cargo last month was 3.21 days, slightly up from the three-day average in September. However, the average dwell time for cargo leaving by rail fell from 6.54 days in September to 5.14 days in October, according to PMSA. Last month, about 9.9% of local-bound cargo stayed for more than five days…
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Cargo Dwell Time Increases at LA, Long Beach Ports

Cargo Dwell Time Increases at LA, Long Beach Ports

The average amount of time cargo dwelled at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports before leaving by rail rose last month, according to data released Oct. 24 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. Rail-destined cargo lingered at L.A. and Long Beach terminals an average of 6.54 days in September, up significantly from the 4.45-day average recorded in August. Meanwhile, truck-bound cargo in September stayed an average of three days, a small uptick from the 2.89-day average in August, but still within the normal range of dwell time, PMSA said. “A factor contributing to the average dwell time for local…
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Dwell Times for Cargo Remain Low at LA, Long Beach Ports: PMSA

Dwell Times for Cargo Remain Low at LA, Long Beach Ports: PMSA

The average amount of time cargo containers remained at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach before being moved along the supply chain remained low last month, according to data released Sept. 20 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. The average dwell time of cargo lingering at the twin seaports before leaving by truck was 2.89 days in August, slightly lower than the average of 3.08 days in July, the data show. “The August truck dwell time is within the normal range and is an indicator that the supply chain is operating smoothly,” PMSA said. As for rail-bound cargo,…
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Container Dwell Time at San Pedro Bay Ports Continue to Improve: PMSA

Container Dwell Time at San Pedro Bay Ports Continue to Improve: PMSA

The average time that a cargo container remains at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports before being sent out continued to improve in June, according to data released July 19 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. Containers lingering at the ports before leaving by truck stayed an average of 2.9 days in June, holding steady from the 2.87 day-average in May. “An approximate three-day average is within the normal range and is an indicator that the supply chain is operating smoothly,” according to PMSA. Meanwhile, the average dwell time for rail-bound cargo in June was four days, a significant…
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Container Dwell Times Up Slightly at San Pedro Bay Ports: PMSA

Container Dwell Times Up Slightly at San Pedro Bay Ports: PMSA

The amount of cargo that lingered at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach before leaving by truck or by rail rose slightly last month but stayed within pre-pandemic levels, according to new data released May 23 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. Container dwell time at the twin ports went up from 2.5 days in March to 3.1 days in April for cargo that left by truck and rose from 4.1 days in March to 4.7 days in April for containers departing by rail. This is in line with what has been trending for much of 2023 when…
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Cargo Numbers Down at POLB, Dwell Time Falls at San Pedro Bay Ports

Cargo Numbers Down at POLB, Dwell Time Falls at San Pedro Bay Ports

High inventory stocks and cargo diversions to East and Gulf Coast seaports continue to affect cargo numbers at the Port of Long Beach, where March container trade dropped by almost one-third year over year, according to data released April 19. Long Beach handled 30% fewer containers last month to 603,878 TEUs. March 2022 was the busiest March in the port’s history. Imports also fell 34.7% year over year to 279,148 TEUs, while exports rose 16.9% to 133,512 TEUs. Meanwhile, empty containers fell 40.5% to 191,218 TEUs. “Warehouses remain full and fewer cargo containers are crossing the docks because consumer spending…
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Dwell Times for Truck Cargo Down, Rail Cargo Up at LA/Long Beach Ports: PMSA

Dwell Times for Truck Cargo Down, Rail Cargo Up at LA/Long Beach Ports: PMSA

The length of time containers lingered at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports before leaving by truck fell in February from the previous month, according to new data released March 23 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. The numbers mirror the drop in overall cargo volumes, PMSA said, with the dwell time for truck-bound cargo averaging 2.9 days last month, down from 3.2 days in January.  Also, about 7.9% of containers stayed past five days at terminals last month, lower than the from 9.8% the prior month. Meanwhile, cargo destined to move by train stayed on terminals an average…
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Container Dwell Time Continues to Drop at LA, Long Beach Ports, PMSA Says

Container Dwell Time Continues to Drop at LA, Long Beach Ports, PMSA Says

The amount of time that cargo lingering at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports continued to fall in January, according to new data released by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association on Feb. 21. The average dwell time in January was 3.2 days for cargo departing by truck, a drop from the average peak time of 8.4 days in November 2021. Meanwhile, the average dwell time in January for rail-bound cargo was 4.3 days, a decrease from a peak of 16.5 days in August 2022. The new average times are now closer to pre-pandemic average times, PMSA said. During the…
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