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Gate Processing

Learn more about Conley Terminal’s policies for gate processing.

  • Loads must pre-gate in Scale Lane 1, 2, or 3.
  • Once a move is lodged at pre-gate, proceed to the Inspection Lane for inspection of the equipment, verification of the seal number for a FULLIN move, and receipt of an active Yard Pass.
Verify the Yard Pass displays the correct information:
  • Type of move (FULLOUT, MTINO, MTOUT, FULLIN)
  • Equipment number
  • Steamship line (owner)
  • Seal number
Inspection Process—Inbound:
  • Open container doors (MTINO moves) for inspection by the Lane Clerk.
  • If container damages are noted, the Yard Pass is marked and the driver is directed to the CCS damage area.
  • Upon delivery to CCS, the driver must have the Yard Pass stamped or signed by a CCS representative; the move will not be completed until properly processed.
  • Driver/trucking company access will be suspended if found delivering damaged containers to the terminal’s marshaling yard.  
  • Plastic zip ties MUST be disposed of in trash barrels located in the Lane area.   
Inspection Process—Outbound:
  • Driver must inspect the container for damages and inform the Gate Clerk of damages (in presen) prior to processing the Yard Pass. 
  • Import units marked as DAMAGED on the FULLOUT move cannot be street-turned. Units that have been street-turned and were marked DAMAGED on the FULLOUT move will not be accepted on the FULLIN move.
  • No MTOUT container can be delivered to the CCS damage area.
  • Seal verification—If the manifested seal number is different from the actual seal number (C-TPAT), the container may not be delivered without steamship line authorization.
  • Containers with missing seals must be reported to Terminal Management and Port Police. The steamship line will be notified and must authorize delivery. 
Finalizing Gate Transaction: 
  • Exchange Yard Pass(es) for EIR(s) to complete the the gate transaction—one Yard Pass per transaction. 
  • CBP/USDA Exams vs. Un-Cleared (UNCL) Deliveries:
    • CUST EXAM moves are processed as normal deliveries to the exam site. The unit does NOT return to the terminal. 
    • EXAM units move on a UNCL to the exam site and MUST return to the terminal for final clearance.
    • If there are any questions regarding processing government inspection targeted containers, please contact Marlene Lio ( or Yani Lopez (