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Port of Long Beach supports push for single appointments system

By February 14, 2023July 28th, 2023No Comments

Missed appointments contributed to supply chain disruption in recent years, the Harbor Trucking Association and the California Trucking Association said in their Jan. 25 letter to Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka and Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero.

A single, interoperable system would lower costs and boost efficiency for drayage providers and Terminal Island’s container terminals, the groups said. The Port of New York and New Jersey lowered turn times by 45% after implementing a new truck appointments program.

Los Angeles and Long Beach port officials are both onboard with the notion. Connecting the San Pedro Bay terminals’ disparate truck appointment systems has been proposed by the ports in recent years as part of their Clean Air Action Plan, Hacegaba said.

“It just makes more sense for our drayage community to be able to book appointments across 12 different terminals in in a more seamless way,” he said.