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Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA)

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
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Announcement!

Thank you to all our data providers and others who have aided BTS OSRA team in establishing the program. As noted on this page, this OSRA data collection was experimental as we tried to identify a complete list of in-scope chassis providers from which to collect data. Without this list, we cannot assess the quality of the statistics.

At this time, due to data collection barriers that can’t be overcome without additional appropriations, the OSRA data collection is suspended until further notice. Any data submitted thus far will be archived and curated to be used when the effort is resumed.

 

 

Congress passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA 22) in June 2022.  Section 16 of the congressional mandate requires the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to produce statistics on "the total street dwell time from all causes of marine containers and chassis and the average out of service percentage of chassis."

OSRA 22 grants BTS authority to collect data from “each port, marine terminal operator, and chassis owner or provider with a fleet of over 50 chassis that supply chassis for a fee” as deemed necessary to produce statistics.  The results from the initial data collection will be published by February 10, 2023, and every month thereafter until the sunset of the program in December 2026.   

 

Data Release

BTS has released the fourth OSRA 22 statistics on chassis street dwell time and out of service rates. BTS is endeavoring to improve the granularity and usefulness of the statistics. We are pleased to announce that this release includes national statistics separated by chassis size and statistics for the Los Angeles market. The statistics include the average, median, and quartiles. To view the data release, please click here.

January 2023 Webinar: Your organization’s roles and responsibilities to fulfil the Ocean Shipping and Reform Act of 2022

OSRA Webinar 2023 - YouTube

January 2023 Webinar Slides | Bureau of Transportation Statistics (bts.gov)

January 2023 OSRA webinar transcript | Bureau of Transportation Statistics (bts.gov)

 

OSRA Data Portal

 

Congress passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA 22) in June 2022.  Section 16 of the congressional mandate requires the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to produce statistics on "the total street dwell time from all causes of marine containers and chassis and the average out of service percentage of chassis."

OSRA 22 grants BTS authority to collect data from “each port, marine terminal operator, and chassis owner or provider with a fleet of over 50 chassis that supply chassis for a fee” as deemed necessary to produce statistics.  The results from the initial data collection will be published by February 10, 2023, and every month thereafter until the sunset of the program in December 2026.   

If you are providing data for OSRA 22, use the following link to access the OSRA Data Portal for data submissions: OSRA Data Portal (bts.gov)

If you need assistance accessing the data portal, please contact the OSRA Program Manager at OSRA@dot.gov

If you would like more information about how BTS maintains data privacy and how your data will be protected, please visit the BTS Confidentiality webpage

 

Methodology

 

Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 Section 16 Chassis Data Collection Methods | Bureau of Transportation Statistics (bts.gov)

Chassis Street Dwell Time Data Template

Chassis Out of Service Data Template