News Room

Welcome to the WCMTOA Online News Room

Press Contact:
Paul Sherer
paul@sherercommunications.com
(415) 385 5970

 

Press Releases

 

REVISED Port Truck Gate Schedule for Presidents’ Day 2018

Feb 14, 2018

Dear Users of Marine Terminal Truck Gates, Terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have announced revised schedules for the Presidents’ Day holiday period of Friday Feb. 16, […] Read More

POLA and POLB Marine Terminal Gates Closed Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 5 p.m.

Feb 14, 2018

Dear Users of Marine Terminal Gates, WCMTOA has been notified that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will observe a special stop work meeting for union business on Thursday, March […] Read More

PierPass Retains Tioga Group to Evaluate Extended Gate Options

Nov 07, 2017

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017—PierPass has retained the consulting firm The Tioga Group Inc. and its partner World Class Logistics (WCL) Consulting Inc. to evaluate alternative models for providing […] Read More

WCMTOA and PierPass Introduce New and Updated Websites

Apr 17, 2017

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 17, 2017—The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) today announced it has introduced a new WCMTOA.org website and reorganized its existing PierPass.org website to better align information […] Read More

West Coast Terminals Shelve Chassis Fee but Affirm Right to Compensation for Services

Aug 23, 2016

Dear OffPeak Users, The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) today issued the following press release: West Coast Terminals Shelve Chassis Fee but Affirm Right to Compensation for Services LONG BEACH, […] Read More

Terminals in Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Move Start of Chassis Rule to September 1

Aug 01, 2016

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 1, 2016 – The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) has extended the implementation date of a new tariff rule for chassis services by one month until […] Read More

PierPass Briefs Washington Regulators and Shipper Associations

Nov 23, 2015

Dear Users of OffPeak Gates, PierPass Inc. issued the following press release this morning: PierPass Briefs Washington Regulators and Shipper Associations LONG BEACH, Calif., November 23, 2015—PierPass Inc. and marine […] Read More

One Year After Congestion Crisis, Peak Season Cargo Moves Smoothly

Sep 25, 2015

PierPass September News and Updates One year ago, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were entering a period of severe congestion. As we reach the height of this […] Read More

PierPass Terminals Embrace Appointment Systems at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to Control Congestion

Aug 27, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif., August 27, 2015 – In the latest in a series of measures to combat congestion, PierPass Inc. today announced that 10 of its member container terminals have […] Read More

PierPass Names Kevin Recker as Chief Financial Officer

Aug 10, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif., August 10, 2015 – PierPass Inc. today named Kevin Recker as its Chief Financial Officer. In the position, Recker is responsible for financial management and accounting for […] Read More

Majority of Terminals Operating Truck Gates Through Lunch & Shift Changes, as GGS Adds Saturday Shift

Oct 24, 2014

Dear Users of OffPeak Gates, As you may know, congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has increased over the past several months amid disruptions in the […] Read More

PierPass Names John Cushing as President

Sep 17, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif., September 17, 2014 – PierPass Inc. has named as its new president John Cushing, a veteran transportation industry executive and leader. Mr. Cushing’s role gives him responsibility […] Read More

PierPass Announces Free-Flow Program to Speed Cargo Through Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Sep 11, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 – PierPass Inc. today launched the Free-Flow Program, testing a new cargo-handling process expected to significantly reduce the time it takes participating trucks to […] Read More

PierPass Offers Opinion on 24/7 Gate Operations at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Sep 02, 2014

Dear Users of OffPeak Gates, Over the past few months, some port interests have been promoting the idea of mandating that terminals in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long […] Read More

PierPass Video: What Happens When a Truck Picks Up a Container?

Apr 19, 2014

After a season of disruptions at major East Coast and Northwest ports, opinions are flying about strategies to keep truck deliveries at the terminals moving quickly. We’ve produced a new […] Read More

Marine Terminal Operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Launch Initiative to Speed Cargo Moves by Reducing Trouble Tickets

Jan 10, 2013

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 – PierPass Inc. today announced an initiative to reduce the number of transaction problems experienced when trucks pick up or deliver containers at the […] Read More

Operations Updates

Videos

Gate to Gate: What Happens When a Truck Picks Up a Container?
Inside a typical truck turn at the Port of Los Angeles / Port of Long Beach complex. What it takes to drop off or pick up a container at the ports.


A Day in the Life of the Terminal Gates at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach


Stop Trouble Tickets Before They Stop You

Rush Hour: Reducing Truck Turn Times by Avoiding Peak Congestion Periods
No system can eliminate all lines. From congested freeways during rush hour to movie ticket queues on a Friday night, lines form when everyone tries to use the same infrastructure at the same time. The marine terminals are no different.


Movie Night: Reducing Truck Turn Times by Avoiding Peak Congestion Periods
No system can eliminate all lines. From congested freeways during rush hour to movie ticket queues on a Friday night, lines form when everyone tries to use the same infrastructure at the same time. The marine terminals are no different.