US ports running smoothly ahead of expected ‘normal’ peak

The average truck turn time in Los Angeles-Long Beach in May was 84 minutes, down from 90 in February and 98 minutes in January, the worst month this year. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

The average truck turn time in Los Angeles-Long Beach in May was 84 minutes, down from 90 in February and 98 minutes in January, the worst month this year. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

North American gateways that struggled last year to handle peak season imports from Asia, including Los Angeles-Long Beach, New York-New Jersey, and Vancouver, are fluid today and appear to be positioned to handle what is shaping up to be normal peak season volumes this autumn.