Enter the total sum of the transit storage time of each container and the total number of containers to determine the container dwell time.

Container Dwell Time Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Container Dwell Time .

CDT = STS / #C

  • Where CDT is the container dwell time
  • STS is the sum of all transit storage times of the containers during the month
  • #C is the total number of containers.

To calculate a container dwell time, divide the sum of all transit storage times of all containers by the total number of containers.

What is a Container Dwell Time?

Definition:

A container dwell time is a metric used to describe the average amount of time a container is in transit storage at a port.

How to Calculate Container Dwell Time?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines how to calculate a container dwell time.

First, sum together all of the transit storage times for all containers during the period. In this case, the sum of all storage time is 1000 hours.

Next, determine the total number of containers during the same time.

For this example, the number of containers is 100.

Finally, calculate the container dwell time using the formula above:

CDT = STS / #C

CDT = 1000 / 100

CDT = 10 hours/container