Seatrade Maritime is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

LA/LB ports container dwell fee programme extended to 29 April

Photo: Courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles San Pedro Bay Aerial shot
San Pedro Bay
The Port of Los Angeles Harbour Commission has extended the container dwell fee programme until 29 April, even though it has yet to be implemented.

The container dwell fee programme designed to reduce congestion at the Southern Californian ports of LA and Long Beach was approved on 29 October 2021, but with an improvement of the situation following the threat of the fee it has yet to be implemented.

The Los Angeles Harbor Commission voted 5-0 to extend the programme through to 29 April this year.

“Since the announcement of the fee in October, import cargo lingering nine days or more has declined by 60% at the Port of Los Angeles,” said Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of LA.

“We’re very pleased with the progress, which is why the fee has not been enacted. Data will continue to be monitored daily as we work with our partners to find further efficiencies.”

A decision on implementing the fee has been postponed by another week until 21 January. LA/LB ports said the have seen a combined decline of 55% in aging cargo on the docks since the programme was announced.

The fee would see a $100 per day charge for containers that remained in the terminals for nine days for or more for containers moved by truck, six days for those with rail connections. The fee would to be levied on shipping lines who have made it clear that it will be charged back to customers.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
TMSRPan21-22 Category Promo 600_600-resize
Read Now

The 21st Edition of Panama Maritime Review

"We will invest in digital transformation, exploring innovative ways in which we can maxinimise the Canal's capacity to provide value guarentee quality of service to our customers."

Ricaurte Vásquez Morales, Panama Canal Administrator

Read Panama Maritime Review 2021/22 to find out more.

TMSRPan21-22 Category Promo 600_600-resize