The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach decided to delay the implementation of their container dwell fee directed at ocean carriers until November 22.
a $100 penalty will be imposed for any container that lingers, waiting for pick-up at US’s twin top maritime gateway ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.amely,
The measure started on November 1, with rail cargo not allowed to sit at the ports for no more than three days, and truck cargo for no more than nine days before the fined begin.
After the end of the deadlines, a $100 fine per container will be assessed, with an additional $100 every day that each container remains at the port.
Now, the ports decided to implement a one-week postponement from the originally announced deadline of November 15.
Since the fee was announced on October 25, the two ports have seen a decline of 26% in lingering cargo on their docks.
We’re encouraged by the progress our supply chain partners have made in helping our terminals shed long-dwelling import containers. Clearly, everyone is working together to speed the movement of cargo and reduce the backlog of ships off the coast as quickly as possible. Postponing consideration of the fee provides more time, while keeping the focus on the results we need
said Port of Long Beach executive director Mario Cordero.
The ports will continue to closely monitor the data as November 22 approaches, said Port of LA executive director Gene Seroka.