Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles announced plans to delay consideration of the “Container Dwell Fee” until Jan. 10. Since the program was announced on Oct. 25, the two ports have seen a combined decline of 35% in aging cargo on the docks.
From Port of Long Beach:
- Under the temporary policy approved Oct. 29 by the Harbor Commissions of both ports, ocean carriers can be charged for each import container that falls into one of two categories. In the case of containers scheduled to move by truck, ocean carriers could be charged for every container dwelling nine days or more. For containers moving by rail, ocean carriers could be charged if a container has dwelled for six days or more. Currently, no date has been set to start the count with respect to container dwell time.
- The ports plan to charge ocean carriers in these two categories $100 per container, increasing in $100 increments per container per day until the container leaves the terminal.
- Any fees collected from dwelling cargo will be reinvested for programs designed to enhance efficiency, accelerate cargo velocity and address congestion impacts.
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