Welcome to The Port Report, a monthly newsletter that brings you the latest statistics and news from our nation’s busiest ports. With access to NODE data from across the importer and exporter supply chain, EDRAY is in the unique position to provide data and insight into how our ports are operating, and what bottlenecks or pitfalls you can expect over the next 4 weeks.  

In each issue of The Port Report, we provide updates on cargo volumes, infrastructure projects, and other developments that impact the shipping industry. We also highlight key trends and challenges facing the ports and the businesses that rely on them. Whether you are a shipping executive, a logistics provider, or simply interested in the inner workings of the port complex, we hope you will find The Port Report informative and valuable. If you have any questions or suggestions on how to make The Port Report more useful for you, contact us or email us at info@edraycpl.com 

Port Volumes remain flat in February, Arrival to Available times improve across the system 

As container volumes remain flat, Arrival to Available times have improved in most ports in the month of February.  Terminals in CHS and HOU experience dramatic month-over-month improvements while LAX, MIA and SEA saw generally longer A2A times in February.  

Moving into March, EDRAY expects overall volume to remain lower comparatively to YOY March volumes and consistent minor improvements in efficiency across the system. Improved A2A times can mean better margins for shippers but can be improved even further with innovative products like flow stacks and improved street turns. Visit edray.com to learn more about our innovative solutions that can improve throughput for your company’s port operations.  

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About the data

Savvy shippers can use this port to diagnose efficiency problems and plan to optimize their shipments across the system. However, monthly data provided is meant for editorial purposes only and should only be used as additional context for planning. Lower available volumes (under 50 containers) will yield deltas with lower confidence intervals.  

EDRAY’s proprietary container data, available to all current EDRAY customers through our CPL system, provides an unprecedented look into port volumes and efficiencies at all major ports. Each month, EDRAY analyzes Arrival-to-Available (A2A) times by port based on this data.