Port of LA/LB partners with truckers to reduce turn time

Traffic jamTerminals at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex have learned a valuable lesson:  By working together with truckers and cargo interests, they can significantly reduce gate turn times.

As reported in the Journal of Commerce*, the ports’ terminals have implemented creative solutions such as dray-offs (draying imported containers to near-dock yards immediately upon removal from vessesls) and free flow or peel off (similar to dray-offs but cargo is segregated in a peel-off pile and instantly provided to truckers without regard to destination).

The results are impressive.  For example, the average turn time at the SSA terminal is 33 minutes, much less that the LA/LB average of 90 minutes.

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