San Pedro Bay records stable truck dwell time in December

San Pedro Bay records stable truck dwell time remains in December

The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) has revealed that cargo travelling through the San Pedro Bay Port Complex via truck spent an average of 2.69 days at port terminals in December 2023.

According to PMSA, the December results were down from the November average of 2.78 days. The December truck dwell time is within usual limits.

Dwell time for rail-destined cargo grew in December, with an average of 4.98 days at terminals, up from 3.90 days the previous month.

PMSA attributes the proportion of containers that dwell for five or more days as a contributing factor to the average dwell time for local and rail-bound containers.

READ: San Pedro Bay registers steady container dwell times in August

In December 2023, 6.8 per cent of local containers dwelled for more than five days; 32.3 per cent of rail-bound containers dwelled for five or more days.

Natasha Villa, External Affairs Manager of PMSA, said: “While truck dwell time remains consistent from month to month, there was a slight increase in the rail dwell time. The container dwell times are key metrics to track to gain insight on how efficiently cargo is moving through the supply chain.”

In September 2023, cargo moving through San Pedro Bay ports for local distribution by truck spent an average of three days in marine terminals.

One month later, PMSA reported that goods passing through the port complex and destined for local distribution by truck spent an average of 3.21 days at terminals.

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