Last summer, the Port of Oakland initiated a Port Efficiency Task Force comprised of cargo owners, terminal operators, ocean carriers, labor, railroads, motor carriers, customs and industry associations. The intent of the task force is to tackle congestion with meaningful, achievable solutions.
The gray chassis pool, extended hours program, Central Valley container yard and performance metrics are all programs that came out of the task force.
Developing technology and metrics to track and measure truck turn times is near and dear to our heart, and Devine is fortunate to have a seat at the task force table.
We are pleased to announce the goals developed by the committee. Total truck turn time (including both the outside queue and the terminal transaction) should take no more than 45 minutes for a single transaction and 90 minutes for a dual transaction.
The turn times will be measured using the Bluetooth technology currently being developed by the port. It is expected to be implemented in the first quarter of 2016.
We are excited about the technology and moving in the direction of 45 minute turn times.