Los Angeles Harbor Commission puts container dwell fee on hold until 29 April

The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has decided to extend the implementation of the container dwell fee directed at ocean carriers. The program, which was originally approved on 29 October 2021, was set to expire after 90 days. Hence, on 13 January the Harbor Commission extended the dwell fee program until 29 April.

The Commission also amended the fee so that an import container moving by truck or rail can be charged the fee after nine days, while previously, containers bound for rail were subject to a fee after six days. Implementation of the fee continues to be at the discretion of the port's executive director Gene Seroka, who has not used the Harbor Commission’s authority to trigger the fee so far.

Since the announcement of the fee in October, import cargo lingering nine days or more have declined by 60% at the Port of Los Angeles.

Source: container-news.com

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