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Truck moves through Long Beach and neighboring Los
Angeles ports have been the subject of a plan to rework the
PierPass system created in 2005 by terminal operators to handle
cargo volume increases. Changes were approved in March
that include the mandatory use of appointments and a flat fee
for all pickups, regardless of time of day. Today, a fee is only
charged for daytime pickups. The changes, targeted for August

implementation, require FMC approval before they can take
effect.
"PierPass [as it exists today] is very damaging to the
draymen," said Hughes. "It was great when it was started and
accomplished what it needed to, but morphed since the chassis
ownership change. Until we can get the front end (at the gate) of
the ports fixed, we are continuing to have the issue [of delays]."

Freight Report
North American intermodal in April sustained its first quarter momentum with a 7.1 percent year-over-year increase
in volume. Total domestic intermodal was 9 percent higher in April than the same month in 2017, reflecting a 7.1 percent
increase for domestic containers, and a 21 percent spike in trailer shipments. Container shipments accounted for more
than 80 percent of the domestic freight.
International intermodal rose 5.2 percent in April 2018 over April of last year.
April shipments totaled 1.5 million, with domestic traffic slightly higher than international.
After four months of 2018, the year-over-year increase in intermodal was 7.2 percent.
Domestic intermodal gained 7.8 percent over the first four months of 2018, and international was 6.6 percent higher.
The total number of shipments was almost evenly split between domestic and international over the first four months of
2018. International volume was 3.04 million, and domestic moves totaled 3.01 million.

Monthly Intermodal Rail Traffic
1.7

1.65

1.6

Millions

1.55

1.5

1.45

1.4

1.35

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - May/June 2018

IANA News
Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting 2018 Recap: Creating the Future of Intermodal
Intermodal Is on a Positive Path in 2018
Chassis Market’s Evolution Blends Promise, Challenges
Identifying the Missing Link in Chassis Maintenance
ELD Mandate Lessons: Opportunity, Compliance, Tech Issues
ELD Mandate Effect: Opportunity Beckons for Intermodal
Ocean Carrier Realignments Trigger Significant Change for Intermodal
Freight Report
Build Awareness of Intermodal to Attract Job Candidates
3PLs Adopt Technology to Enhance Customer Relationships
As Technology Changes Business Relationships, Personalization Still Matters
Voice of the Shipper
Government News
New Members
People News
Intermodal Calendar
Insights - May/June 2018 - Cover1
Insights - May/June 2018 - 2
Insights - May/June 2018 - 3
Insights - May/June 2018 - IANA News
Insights - May/June 2018 - Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting 2018 Recap: Creating the Future of Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - 6
Insights - May/June 2018 - 7
Insights - May/June 2018 - 8
Insights - May/June 2018 - Intermodal Is on a Positive Path in 2018
Insights - May/June 2018 - 10
Insights - May/June 2018 - Chassis Market’s Evolution Blends Promise, Challenges
Insights - May/June 2018 - 12
Insights - May/June 2018 - 13
Insights - May/June 2018 - 14
Insights - May/June 2018 - Identifying the Missing Link in Chassis Maintenance
Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Lessons: Opportunity, Compliance, Tech Issues
Insights - May/June 2018 - 17
Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Effect: Opportunity Beckons for Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - Ocean Carrier Realignments Trigger Significant Change for Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - 20
Insights - May/June 2018 - 21
Insights - May/June 2018 - 22
Insights - May/June 2018 - Freight Report
Insights - May/June 2018 - Build Awareness of Intermodal to Attract Job Candidates
Insights - May/June 2018 - 25
Insights - May/June 2018 - 26
Insights - May/June 2018 - 27
Insights - May/June 2018 - 3PLs Adopt Technology to Enhance Customer Relationships
Insights - May/June 2018 - 29
Insights - May/June 2018 - 30
Insights - May/June 2018 - As Technology Changes Business Relationships, Personalization Still Matters
Insights - May/June 2018 - 32
Insights - May/June 2018 - 33
Insights - May/June 2018 - 34
Insights - May/June 2018 - Government News
Insights - May/June 2018 - 36
Insights - May/June 2018 - New Members
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Insights - May/June 2018 - Intermodal Calendar
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