West Coast Seaport Cargo Volumes Outpaced by NY/NJ, PMSA Data Show

West Coast Seaport Cargo Volumes Outpaced by NY/NJ, PMSA Data Show

In September, more imported containers went through the Port of New York and New Jersey than any other U.S. port, including the Port of Los Angeles, according to November edition of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association’s West Coast Trade Report. The report, released Nov. 18, shows that the Port of New York and New Jersey handled 423,424 imported TEUs, far more than the 343,462 TEUs handled by Los Angeles.    With outbound loaded and empty TEUs, the East Coast gateway moved a total of 842,219 TEUs, 18.6% more than the 709,873 TEUs handled in September by the POLA.   “It…
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August Cargo Volumes Down at Major West Coast Ports, PMSA Data Show

August Cargo Volumes Down at Major West Coast Ports, PMSA Data Show

Most of the West Coast seaports tracked by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association showed imports in August decline from the same time a year ago, according to the organization’s latest West Coast Trade Report, which was released Oct. 25. The Port of Los Angeles posted a 16.9% drop from 485,672 TEUs in August 2021 to 403,602 TEUs in August 2022, while the Port of Long Beach showed a 5.6% dip from 407,426 TEUs in August 2021 to 384,530 TEUs in August 2022. The Port of Oakland saw imports dip by 10.2% from 97,850 TEUs in August 2021 to 87,844 TEUs…
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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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PMSA: Container Dwell Times Remain High at Long Beach, LA

PMSA: Container Dwell Times Remain High at Long Beach, LA

The average amount of time a cargo container remains at Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals before it leaves by rail or by truck remains high, according to new data released Sept. 20 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. The average container dwell time in August was a “record high for rail-bound cargo,” at 16.5 days. That’s a slight uptick from the average of 16.4 days in July, according to PMSA data. Meanwhile, the average dwell time for cargo departing by truck averaged 5.1 days in August, dipping from July’s 5.6 day average. About 24.1% of lingering containers leaving by…
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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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West Coast Ports See Asia Imports Drop, Asia-Bound Exports Up, PMSA Data Show

West Coast Ports See Asia Imports Drop, Asia-Bound Exports Up, PMSA Data Show

The number of imports moving between the U.S. West Coast seaports and Asia continued to drop in June, while Asia-bound exports saw a year-over-year uptick for some, according to the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association’s latest West Coast Trade Report released Monday, Aug. 22. U.S. West Coast seaports handled about 2.7% fewer imports, from 58.3% in June 2021 to 55.6% in June 2022. Los Angeles/Long Beach moved 1.1% fewer imports, dipping from 45.2% in June 2021 to 44.1% in June 2022, while Oakland inched up 0.2%, from 3.9% in June 2021 to 4.1% in June 2022 versus. Meanwhile, the Northwest Seaport…
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Monthly Imports Down at U.S. West Coast Seaports, PMSA Data Shows

Monthly Imports Down at U.S. West Coast Seaports, PMSA Data Shows

Imports arriving through U.S. West Coast seaports in May fell 4% from the same time a year ago, while U.S. East Coast ports saw an 8% uptick in the same time period, according to the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association’s latest West Coast Trade Report. While year-over-year percentages dropped for U.S. West Coast ports, ports along the Pacific still processed 43,569 more imports in May than the nine U.S. East Coast ports monitored by PMSA. Meanwhile, West Coast ports saw exports in May 5% from the same time a year ago, PMSA data show. Regarding trade with Asia, West Coast seaports…
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Container Dwell Fee Launch Again Delayed at LA, Long Beach Ports

Container Dwell Fee Launch Again Delayed at LA, Long Beach Ports

Officials at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports have decided to again move the start date of their Container Dwell Fee, this time to July 29. The officials again agreed to delay a fee that would charge ocean carriers for imports staying at terminals past their allotted time after seeing a combined 26% drop in lingering cargo since Oct. 25. Officials said that they plan to continue monitoring dwell times over the week. The temporary fee, which lasts until Oct. 26, was developed with the Biden-Harris Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, U.S. Department of Transportation and supply chain stakeholders…
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Dwell Time for Rail-Bound Cargo Remains High at LA, Long Beach: PMSA

Dwell Time for Rail-Bound Cargo Remains High at LA, Long Beach: PMSA

In June, the amount of time rail-destined cargo lingered at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was among the highest recorded by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, according to new data released Monday, July 18. Last month, the average time containers stayed at terminals before leaving on rail was 13.3 days, two days longer than the 11.3 day average recorded in May and the highest average dwell time observed since January 2021 when PMSA started regularly tracking dwell times in San Pedro Bay. Imports leaving by truck in June were also up from the previous month. Last month,…
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Imports from Asia Down at Major U.S. West Coast Ports: PMSA Report

Imports from Asia Down at Major U.S. West Coast Ports: PMSA Report

The five busiest seaports on the West Coast saw their imports from Asia decrease in April, according to latest West Coast Trade Report from the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. “On the import side, USWC shares dipped across the board,” the PMSA explained in a statement. At the adjoining Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports, imports fell a combined 2% from April 2021 to April 2022 according to PMSA data. Meanwhile at the Port of Oakland, imports from Asia fell 1.5% from April 2021 to April 2022. Also, the Northwest Seaport Alliance (the combined shipping operations of the Seattle and Tacoma…
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