APM Terminals in NY/NJ respond to congestion

 In Industry Insider, Industry News

APM Terminals has extended gate hours from 5:30 pm to 7 pm on weekdays as well as opening gates on Saturday morning.  The terminal, at times, has seen truck lines stretched for nearly one mile from the terminal to the New Jersey Turnpike.

APM is currently working on a new truck appointment system that is scheduled to take effect in March 2019, several months ahead of schedule.  As container volume has surged in recent weeks caused by vessel bunching, truckers have complained of turn times in excess of several hours.