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Peel off method gaining momentum as port congestion fighter
The terminal operator of the future in high-volume ports must eliminate multiple handling of containers and reduce truck wait times within the yard in order to handle cargo surges from big ships, logistics experts were told Wednesday. A process known as free flow, or peel off, is attracting favorable reviews from terminal operators as well as truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach. Though still considered to be in its infancy since it was launched in early 2014, the ports are confident enough about the potential of peel off that they are identifying parcels of land in the harbor area that can be used to expand the program….
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Free-flow program finds success in Los Angeles port
Even when terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach were experiencing gate times of two hours or longer during the port congestion of recent months, drivers serving the free-flow stack were averaging 42-minute turn times.