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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PMSA Announces Leadership Transition

PMSA Announces Leadership Transition

Pacific Merchant Shipping Association announced Sept. 26 that its vice president and general counsel, Mike Jacob, is taking the reins as president of the organization in 2024. The leadership change is due to longtime PMSA President John McLaurin stating that he intends to retire early next year. McLaurin, who has served as PMSA president for 28 years, lauded Jacob, who joined the organization in 2005. “Mike is ideally positioned to lead PMSA into the future during a time of profound change in the industry,” McLaurin said. “He has been a trusted partner and friend for almost 20 years. His strategic…
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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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Reports Show LA, Long Beach Ports Making Progress on Emissions Reductions

Reports Show LA, Long Beach Ports Making Progress on Emissions Reductions

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach saw significant strides in lowering emissions last year, according to reports recently released by the ports. In Los Angeles, diesel particulate matter dipped 88%, nitrogen oxides fell 62% and sulfur oxides dropped 97% since 2005, the baseline year. In Long Beach, 2022 diesel particulates fell 91%, nitrogen oxides dropped 63% and sulfur oxides plummeted 97% from 2005, according to the port’s annual emissions inventory report. These decreases occurred in 2022, when cargo container volumes rose 36%. This puts Long Beach ahead of its San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan goals…
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Study: GHG Emissions Rise When U.S. West Coast Ports Move Less Cargo

Study: GHG Emissions Rise When U.S. West Coast Ports Move Less Cargo

When cargo ships bringing goods from Asia skip U.S. West Coast seaports, greenhouse gas emission levels rise, according to a new study released Aug. 30 by Starcrest Consulting Group. The 18-page study prepared for the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association looked at vessel sizes, port of origin and destination and other factors to determine that U.S. West Coast seaports have “an environmental advantage over East Coast and Gulf ports” when it comes to the total number of GHG emissions per Asia-borne container. The study found that the average amount of GHG emissions is 19% higher when Asia-borne cargo heads to East…
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PMSA: July Container Dwell Time Stable at LA, Long Beach Ports

PMSA: July Container Dwell Time Stable at LA, Long Beach Ports

The amount of cargo lingering at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports has remained steady over the last couple of months, according to data released Aug. 23 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. The average time that a shipping container dwelled at the ports before leaving by truck was 3.2 days in July, slightly up from the 2.9-day average in June but nowhere near the 5.62 day-average from July 2022. “An approximate 3-day average is within the normal range and is an indicator that the supply chain is operating smoothly,” PMSA said. Meanwhile, the average dwell time for rail-bound…
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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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