Container Terminal Gate Hours

Posted gate hours are updated regularly for all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles. Always check with each marine terminal for the latest gate hours information and services provided.
 

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The Signal

View current containerized import volumes, projected container arrivals and current vessels at anchorage at the Port of Los Angeles. Data is updated daily.
 

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Return Signal

Know when and where truckers can return empty containers to cargo terminals accepting empties throughout the San Pedro Bay port complex. Data is updated every five minutes.
 

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Control Tower

Get current snapshots of truck turn times at cargo terminals, with historical and future trending volume data, broken down by mode and specificity. Data is updated in real time.
 

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How to Use The Return Signal


The Port of Los Angeles is committed to offering supply chain stakeholders resources that help cargo flow in and out of the San Pedro Bay port complex. Providing real-time status updates, the easy-to-use Return Signal feature in the Port Optimizer™ data portal allows drayage operators to quickly and easily identify container terminals in the entire port complex that are accepting empty returns. This brief tutorial video shows how to get the most out of the Return Signal.
 
 

Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program Overview


Part of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, the groundbreaking Clean Truck Program has reduced air pollution from harbor trucks by more than 90%, by voluntary early action to comply with State law.

All drayage trucks entering port terminals must comply with the state law regulating Drayage Trucks. See the California Air Resources Board website for current regulations, as well as future rulemaking.

In addition, all drayage trucks entering Port of Los Angeles (POLA) terminals must comply with the provisions of the Port of Los Angeles Tariff Section 20: Clean Air Action Plan - General Rules & Regulations.

Trucker Restroom Map


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Heavy Container Corridor



The heavy container corridor was created to aid in the movement of overweight 40’ or larger ocean-going containers on designated City streets in and around the Port of Los Angeles.
 
The City of Los Angeles, City of Long Beach and State of California, Department of Public Works approved a measure that allows permits be granted for overweight container loads in the Port area. The permits allow the gross vehicle weight of the truck, chassis, container and contents to be at 95,000 pounds/43,130 kilograms (with proper equipment).

The Heavy Container Corridor Map reflects the appropriate overweight corridor route in the Port of Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Please review the map, which will identify the proper agency responsible for that highway. That respective agency will issue the appropriate overweight permit. When traveling within multiple city jurisdictions noted on the map, permits will be required from each jurisdiction.
 
For a list of specific street names within the Heavy Container Corridor, click here.

Other cities not shown on the map do not have approved overweight corridors.
 

When traveling on City of Los Angeles highways (including the Port of Los Angeles) an Overweight Vehicle Special Permit must be obtained from the City of Los Angeles Public Works Division. Permits for the City of Los Angeles can be obtained online, in person, or by telephone at:
 
City of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
Bureau of Street Services
Investigation and Enforcement Division
1149 Broadway Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 847-6000
Fax: 213 847-6267
When traveling on City of Long Beach highways (including the Port of Long Beach), an Overweight Vehicle Special Permit must be obtained from the City of Long Beach Public Works Division and County of Los Angeles. Permits from the City of Long Beach can be obtained online, in person, or by telephone at:
 
City of Long Beach
Department of Public Works
City Hall – 10th Floor
333. W Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 570-6558
Fax: (562) 570-7161
 
Additional requirements: proof of auto liability/worker's compensation insurance for $1 million; CHP 407F Vehicle Inspection Report. Annual and single trip permits are issued by City of Long Beach.
Permits from the County of Los Angeles can be obtained online, in person, or by telephone at:
 
County of Los Angeles
Public Works Department
900 S. Fremont Ave, 8th Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803
Phone: (626) 458-3126(626) 458-3126
Fax: (626) 979-5465
 
Additional requirements: proof of auto liability insurance for $1 million. Annual permits are issued by the County of Los Angeles.
When traveling on a California state highway, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) requires an Overweight Vehicle Special Permit. Permits from Caltrans can be obtained online, in person, or by telephone at:
 
Caltrans - Transportation Permits Office
1823 14th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-7119
Main number: (916) 322-1297
 
Additional requirements: None. Annual permits are issued by Caltrans.
 
Permit fees vary depending on the agency and type of permit being requested. Please check with a certified overweight trucking company.

Cargo Weight Guidelines

Container Size Chassis Type Estimated Cargo Weight*

20'

Standard chassis

0 – 37,500 pounds 
(0 - 17,025 kilograms)

20'

Tri-axle slider chassis
44,001 - 56,000 pounds
(19,977 – 25,424 kilograms)

20'

Tri-axle slider chassis with 4-axle tractor (on the overweight corridor, with permits)
44,001 - 56,000 pounds
(19,977 – 25,424 kilograms)

40' x 8'6"

Standard chassis
0 - 46,500 pounds
(0 – 21,111 kilograms)

40' x 8'6"

Tri-axle slider chassis with 4-axle tractor - see photo below (on the overweight corridor, with permits)
46,501 – 56,000 pounds
(21,112 – 25,424 kilograms)

*Cargo weight may not exceed maximum container capacity weight


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