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Temporary Empty Container Depot Opens

Pasha-operated Pier S facility to ease congestion

December 30, 2014

The Temporary Empty Container Depot on Pier S at the Port of Long Beach opened Dec. 29. The Port created the facility to provide means to free up truck-trailer chassis needed to move loaded containers out of marine terminals.

Use of the facility is by appointment and pre-arrangement only. Companies and individuals interested in using the depot must first contact depot operator Pasha Stevedoring (310-233-2005 or LBECD@psterminals.com) and the ocean carrier/container owner’s representative.

Located at 2601 Pier S Lane in Long Beach, the 30-acre site is operated by Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals. The depot is scheduled to close March 31, 2015.

Because many terminals are congested and have little room to accept empty cargo containers, more space is needed to temporarily store those empties.

“Our empty container storage facility is one of several actions we’ve taken to help relieve congestion, and Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals is a great partner to work with on this initiative,” said Jon Slangerup, Port of Long Beach Chief Executive. “We are committed to providing our stakeholders with as much operational support as possible, and this temporary depot is one way we’re doing that.”

In other efforts to ease congestion, the Port has facilitated the introduction by private chassis fleets of an additional 3,000 chassis into the local area and identified a plan for the Port to operate its own chassis fleet for peak cargo shipping season and peak demand.

For further information about operation of the Temporary Empty Container Depot on Pier S, industry stakeholders may contact Jeff Burgin, Senior Vice President of Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals, at Jeff.Burgin@psterminals.com. Remember, those intending to use the depot should also contact the representative of the container owner/ocean carrier, ahead of time.

The Port of Long Beach is one of the world's premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 140 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $180 billion in trade annually, supporting hundreds of thousands of Southern California jobs.

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