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 by program.
WCMTOA is a discussion agreement filed with the Federal Maritime Commission, and is made up of 13 container terminals in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. WCMTOA’s agent PierPass manages the OffPeak program, which provides extended gates for traffic mitigation, and the TruckTag program, which provides RFID tags that let trucks check into terminals securely and efficiently.
Previously, all information the terminals provided collectively was posted on the PierPass website. This included information on issues unrelated to PierPass programs, including container availability information and peel-off.
The new WCMTOA.org website provides information on the terminals and on WCMTOA issues other than those managed by PierPass. WCMTOA.org is now the place to go for:
- Live terminal gate camera views
- Terminal contact information
- Appointment systems: Information on and links to the appointment systems managed by individual terminals
- Peel-off: Information to help arrange peel-off with individual terminals
- Container availability: Contact numbers to check the availability of individual containers
- WCMTOA news
- WCMTOA information, including WCMTOA’s Marine Terminal Schedule No. 1
PierPass.org will continue to be the place to go for information about the OffPeak program, the TruckTag Program, and for financial information about OffPeak. This includes:
- OffPeak registration
- Login for Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) payment
- OffPeak news
- Service updates, including holiday schedules and scheduled ILWU Stop Work Meetings
- OffPeak gate schedules
- Flex gate schedules
- OffPeak FAQs
- Information on how to purchase, install and manage TruckTags
“We believe the new websites will allow us to reduce confusion about which activities are undertaken by terminals acting individually, by terminals acting together under WCMTOA, or by PierPass in service of the OffPeak extended gates program,” said PierPass President John Cushing.
The West Coast MTO Agreement is filed with the Federal Maritime Commission. Members of the agreement comprise the 13 marine terminal operators (MTOs) serving the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which together form the largest port complex in North America. The marine terminal operators are private companies operating under lease agreements with the two ports, which are managed by the cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach.