San Pedro Bay container dwell time remains consistent in July

San Pedro Bay Ports container dwell time remains consistent in July

During the month of July, goods that passed through the San Pedro Bay Port complex and destined for local distribution by truck had spent an average of 3.2 days at port terminals.

The latest data from the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) shows that July results were consistent with the June average of 2.9 days. A three-day average is within the typical range and indicates that San Pedro Bay’s supply chain is operating well.

Dwell time for rail goods remained relatively stable in July, with cargo staying an average of 4.1 days at terminals, compared to four days the previous month.

READ: Dwell times spike amid US West Coast ports disruptions

In July 2023, 10.2 per cent of local containers stayed for more than five days, reported the PMSA, while 24 per cent of rail-bound containers stayed for five or more days.

Michele Grubbs, PMSA’s Vice President, said: “We’re pleased to see that dwell time for both rail and truck cargo remains flat and low from month to month.

“The seamless facilitation of container movement through marine terminals, guaranteeing timely delivery of imported goods continues to be a top priority for terminal operators.”

In March 2022, the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles announced they would collect a rate of $10 per TEU on loaded import and export cargo containers hauled by drayage trucks as they enter or leave container terminals.

In January 2023, the San Pedro Bay Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles phased out the never-implemented “Container Dwell Fee”.

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