Truckers are getting in and out of the Port of Oakland faster, thanks to recent improvements

Truckers are getting in and out of the Port of Oakland faster, thanks to recent improvements at the port’s marine terminals, officials said this week. The port reported average truck turn times of between 62 minutes and 72 minutes at Oakland marine terminals in May, down from a high of 92 minutes in January. Turn times measure how long it takes freight haulers to drop off or pick up cargo containers. Faster turn times mean that customers get their cargo quicker and that freight haulers can make more trips every day, port officials said. “It’s an encouraging sign for all of us,” Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll said in a statement announcing the improvements on June 6.  ”It indicates that we’re operating more efficiently for the benefit of the global supply chain.” Port officials attribute the turn time improvements to a series of steps the port has taken over the past three years, including: After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in, you will be asked to log in or register. Feedback: What did you think of this article? We’d like to hear from you. DC VELOCITY is committed to accuracy and cl...

A new range of Hongyan heavy-duty trucks has been launched in Pakistan, including Genlyon 6X4 Prime

A new range of Hongyan heavy-duty trucks has been launched in Pakistan, including Genlyon 6X4 Prime Mover and 6X4 Dumper. According to the company’s press release, Hongyan is among the first Chinese trucks being introduced in Pakistan which is built on European Technology from IVECO global R&D Center in Europe. Hongyan trucks come with Cursor engine complying to EURO III emission standards. Cursor engines have passed European tests and acquired the European ECE certification. Cursor engines are not only used in Hongyan but also exported to Europe to be equipped on the IVECO trucks. Hongyan trucks are said to be highly-fuel efficient due to its engine technology and have low operating cost due to long oil change intervals. It maximizes uptime and provides a lucrative payback. Hongyan has a wide range of product types such as 4X2T, 6X4T for the long haul, 6X4R long chassis for regional distribution, 6X4 and 8X4 dump trucks for heavy-duty construction and mining applications. The Chinese company follows a manufacturing system customized by IVECO. It uses dual coating painting for its chassis which is built on European technology. It is among the first Chinese-made heavy-duty t...