Container Dwell Fee Again Delayed at LA, Long Beach Ports

Container Dwell Fee Again Delayed at LA, Long Beach Ports

Good news for ocean carriers: officials at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have again moved the start date to collect on a fee attached to imports lingering at terminals past their allotted time. The ports announced Nov. 18 that the tentative implementation date of the Container Dwell Fee is now Dec. 16, though this could change depending on how much progress is being made on moving older containers out of congested terminals. Since the start of the pandemic, both ports have seen record amounts of cargo on their docks, leaving ships at anchors and clogging up terminals.…
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Port of LA’s October Cargo Numbers Tumble

Port of LA’s October Cargo Numbers Tumble

The Port of Los Angeles saw its October cargo volumes tumble 25% from the same time a year ago, moving 678,429 TEUs last month, according to new data released by the port Nov. 15. The port saw loaded imports for October down 28% to 336,307 TEUs and loaded exports down 8.7% to 89,722 TEUs when compared from October 2021 to October 2022, according to the new data. Empty containers last month also dropped 25% to 252,401 TEUs year over year. So far this year, the port has moved more than 8.54 million TEUs, down 6% from the first 10 months…
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Port of Los Angeles Cargo Volumes Tumble

Port of Los Angeles Cargo Volumes Tumble

The Port of Los Angeles saw its cargo volumes last month tumble 21.5% from the same time a year ago, when the seaport posted its busiest September in history, according to new data released by the port Oct. 19. The port processed 709,873 TEUs in September, with imports down 27% year over year to 343,462 TEUs. Meanwhile, loaded exports in September showed a 3% uptick year over year with 77,680 TEUs. The port moved 288,731 TEUs of empty containers in September, a 20% drop from the same time last year. The port is attributing the numbers in part to a…
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LA, Long Beach Ports to Give Clean Air Plan Update

LA, Long Beach Ports to Give Clean Air Plan Update

Officials from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach plan to offer an update on the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan and are asking stakeholders to weigh in at a virtual meeting set. The meeting, set to take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 12, is to include the latest information on the seaports’ feasibility assessment studies of drayage trucks, the implementation of the Clean Truck Fund Rate, annual emission inventories and the Green Shipping Corridor. First approved in 2006, the CAAP is the ports’ strategic blueprint for dramatically reducing air pollution generated by…
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PMSA: Container Dwell Times Remain High at Long Beach, LA

PMSA: Container Dwell Times Remain High at Long Beach, LA

The average amount of time a cargo container remains at Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals before it leaves by rail or by truck remains high, according to new data released Sept. 20 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. The average container dwell time in August was a “record high for rail-bound cargo,” at 16.5 days. That’s a slight uptick from the average of 16.4 days in July, according to PMSA data. Meanwhile, the average dwell time for cargo departing by truck averaged 5.1 days in August, dipping from July’s 5.6 day average. About 24.1% of lingering containers leaving by…
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Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports’ Container Dwell Fee Delayed to Sept. 23

Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports’ Container Dwell Fee Delayed to Sept. 23

Continued progress in moving older cargo from their docks has prompted leaders at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports to again delay the start date of their Container Dwell Fee, this time to Sept. 23. The ports said they’ve seen a combined 46% decrease at terminals since announcing the fee Oct. 25. They plan to review the month’s data to see if that progress continues. The fee was developed with the Biden-Harris Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, U.S. Department of Transportation and the supply chain to combat the rising number of lingering containers in San Pedro Bay. The fee,…
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Dwell Times High for Rail-Bound Cargo at LA, Long Beach Ports: PMSA Data

Dwell Times High for Rail-Bound Cargo at LA, Long Beach Ports: PMSA Data

The number of containers that lingered at terminals at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles before leaving by rail reached a new high last month, according to new data released Aug. 22, by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. The average dwell time for rail-bound cargo at the twin ports last month was 16.4 days, up 3.1 days from June’s 13.3 days and up 5.1 days from May (11.3 days). Last month’s 16.4-day dwell time average was the highest recorded by PMSA since it started tracking the data more than a year ago. Meanwhile, the average dwell time for…
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Port of LA Releases Estimates for July Cargo Volumes

Port of LA Releases Estimates for July Cargo Volumes

The Port of Los Angeles is projecting solid cargo numbers for July, estimating about 935,345 TEUs moving through the port last month and surpassing the 2019 record by 2.5%, according to initial estimates released by the port Wednesday, Aug. 17. Early estimates also show that the port’s loaded imports last month are up 3.4% year over year with 485,472 TEUs. It’s about 8% more than the previous five-year June average, according to the port. Meanwhile, the port moved an estimated 103,497 TEUs in loaded exports, up 13% from the previous year. Empty containers rose an estimated 5% year over year…
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LA, Long Beach Ports’ Container Dwell Fee Extended

LA, Long Beach Ports’ Container Dwell Fee Extended

The Harbor Commissions that govern the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports on July 15 said that they would extend the temporary Container Dwell Fee Program to Oct. 26, roughly one year after the ports announced the fee as a way to combat the growing stacks of cargo clogging their seaports. The fee calls for ocean carriers to be charged $100 for every import that stays on the docks nine or more days, rising in increments of $100 per import per day until the container is gone. However, the ports have yet to collect on it. Since announcing the program…
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LA, Long Beach Ports’ Container Dwell Fee Remains on Hold

LA, Long Beach Ports’ Container Dwell Fee Remains on Hold

Based on the continued progress seeing older cargo leave their terminals, officials at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports announced Friday, July 1 that they are again holding off implementing the Container Dwell Fee. Officials moved the tentative start date to July 8 on the fee, which would charge ocean carriers $100 for every import that remains at the ports nine or more days, plus an incremental fee of $100 per container per day until it leaves the docks. Officials first announced the fee Oct. 25 to combat the growing number of containers stacking up at the twin ports.…
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