Peel Off

Peel off addresses the problem of retrieving the desired container from a stack, by segregating the containers destined for a large beneficial cargo owner (BCO), or multiple BCOs, who agree to aggregate their containers into a single stack.

Cargo is consolidated in the yard for specific customers (importers, freight forwarders, trucking companies) and available for pick up in one shift. Containers are distributed from top of stack on one truck to the next truck, until all cargo is delivered. This results in significant improvements in cargo pick-up time.


  • Cargo can be delivered to warehouse in one shift
  • Use of Pier 400 private dedicated lane at the express gate
  • No appointments required for peel-off
  • Faster truck turn time and cargo arrival at next destination.


To receive peel-off delivery services, APM Terminals requires the cargo to be ‘block stowed’on the vessel at origin, meaning, all loads are together in the same bay – and they come off together into the stack in the yard. The preference for this operation is to have 80 imports block-stowed on the ship, however we are very flexible in considering peel-off services with less than 80 when block stow is a success. Please ask the Pier 400 Commercial team for more details.

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