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Ports of LA/LB hold off container dwell fee for another week

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The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (LA/LB) have postponed the introduction of a container dwell fee for the fourth week running.

The two ports said they would continue to monitor progress on cargo flows at their terminals and would be holding off $100 per container, per day dwell fee until 13 December.

The fee developed with the Biden-Harris Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, US Department of Transportation was originally planned to be introduced on 15 November but has been repeatedly delayed as the situation inside the two gateway terminals started to improve.

Since the fee was announced on 25 October the two ports said they had seen a 37% reduction in “aging cargo” on the docks.

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 is to be levied shipping lines who have made it clear that it will be charged back to customers.

 

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