During the month of September, cargo passing through San Pedro Bay ports on its way to local distribution by truck spent an average of three days in marine terminals.
New data from the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) shows that September results were somewhat higher than the August average of 2.89 days. The truck dwell time in September is within the typical range.
Dwell time for rail-destined freight jumped in September, with cargo staying at terminals for an average of 6.54 days, up from 4.45 days the previous month.
The proportion of containers that stay for five or more days contributes to the average dwell duration for local and rail-bound containers.
In September, 7.3 per cent of local containers stayed for more than five days, while 50.5 per cent of rail-bound containers stayed for five days or more, reported the PMSA.
Michele Grubbs, Vice President of the PMSA, stated: “In September, there has been an increase in rail cargo dwell time while the truck cargo dwell time has remained steady from month-to-month.
“As we approach the holiday season, our terminal operators remain committed to ensure the efficient goods flow of container traffic through our marine terminals.”