Pier Pass

Pier Pass

What is Pier Pass?

Pier Pass, or PierPass, is a not-for-profit
organization founded by marine terminal operators at the Los Angeles pier and the Long Beach pier. The
main mission of Pier Pass is to mitigate port congestion at these ports.

More about Pier Pass and Pier Pass Fee

To fulfill its mission, the organization started the OffPeak program in 2005, imposing Pier Pass Fee
or Traffic Mitigation Fee on cargo that were moved out of the ports during weekday daytime. This
discouraged truckers to move out their cargos in peak weekday time, which could contribute to port
congestion and result in severe air pollution and other problems in the neighborhood.

Despite its accomplishments, the initial shift-based program was not able to evolve with the
industry’s growth and technological advancement. As a result, Pier Pass decided to launch OffPeak
2.0 in late 2018.

Contrary to the previous version, OffPeak 2.0 imposes a single flat fee, $31.52 per TEU (twenty-foot
equivalent feet) and $63.04 for all other sizes, on containers that are moved out of the ports in
both daytime and nighttime. Truckers will be able to book appointments to move out their cargo using
the appointment system portals of individual terminals. Pier Pass claimed that a single or several common portals might be possible
in the future
 and the pier pass 2.0 system will be able to evolve with the industry.