Posted by: PierPass Inc. | February 25, 2014

PierPass February News and Updates

PierPass Monthly Transaction Data  

Each month 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 January 2014.

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Average in-terminal turn time for January:

  • 40.5 minutes day shift
  • 44.0 minutes night shift

For comparison, the average in-terminal turn time in December 2013 was 39.2 minutes for the day shift and 42.7 minutes for the night shift. Individual truck turn times increased across the harbor in the month of January due to increased cargo containers, ship calls and periodic chassis shortages. 

In-terminal turn time is the average amount of time a truck is inside a terminal to complete a transaction. Truck activity information is derived from RFID data, and excludes lunch hour, breaks and trouble tickets. Turn time at individual terminals will vary depending on time of day and other factors.

Frequent callers* average moves per day:

  • 11% trucks 5 or moves per day
  • 18% trucks 4 moves per day
  • 30% trucks 3 moves per day
  • 25% trucks 2 moves per day
  • 16% trucks 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 January, 29% of frequent callers made four or more moves per day.

Day vs. Night Gates:

  • Average daily number of day gate moves: 15,810
  • Average daily number of night gate moves: 17,541
  • Number of day shifts open: 26
  • Number of night shifts open: 16

The number of unique trucks calling on the ports in January was 11,100.


  • All terminals were closed on New Year’s Day.
  • All terminals were closed for the second shift on Jan. 9 for an ILWU Stop Work meeting.
  • Some terminals were closed for the MLK holiday.