12 Nov Port of Los Angeles & Long Beach Implement Excess Container Dwell Fees
As you may be aware, authorities in the U.S. proposed in the last week of October to introduce new emergency fees on cargo stuck on the terminal at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as part of Federal efforts to alleviate the severe congestion in the area.
Commissions of the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach subsequently voted on 29 October to amend their tariff schedules to impose a new program of “Excess Container Dwell Fees” on:
• Every loaded import container scheduled to move by truck that remains at the terminal for 9 days or more following vessel discharge; and on
• Every loaded import container scheduled to be moved by rail that remains at the terminal for 6 days or more.
The fee per container will be USD$100 on the first day past the dwell limit, escalating by USD$100 increments for each subsequent day. The table annex at the bottom of this notice is example of how the formula would be applied by the ports, according to the information we have currently.
While the program started on 1 November, the new fees are expected to be assessed on 15 November.
Traffic Tech Inc continues to monitor communications from the Biden-Harris Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, as well as any announcements from the two ports.
The new Excess Container Dwell Fee formula from the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach
An example of how the program will work is as follows: