One way to improve throughput is to offer performance rewards to the players. The Port of LA will reward Terminal Operators for each fast turn around of a truck.
It is an interesting attempt to help truckers out. Quicker turns mean more driving time for truckers, and more loads carried. It also keeps chassis at work instead of sitting and waiting. As we know, there is a shortage of chassis at ports in the US today.
Let’s see how the reward system works. And how long the port will keep it up; as time passes, terminals may deliberately slow up to get the port to keep rewarding them. The bad performance could become ordinary, requiring rewards to go faster.
Kim Link-Wills, Senior Editor Wednesday, January 20, 2021Port of LA will pay container terminals for efficiency gains – FreightWaves