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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L.A., Long Beach Ports’ Container Dwell Fee Start Date Delayed to July 1

L.A., Long Beach Ports’ Container Dwell Fee Start Date Delayed to July 1

Leaders at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports have again decided to move the start date of the Container Dwell Fee an additional week, to July 1, it was announced June 24. Officials decided not to implement the fee, which charges ocean carriers for every import that stays at terminals for nine or more days, after seeing that the amount of older cargo has fallen by 31% at both ports since announcing the fee Oct. 25. The fee calls for ocean carriers to be billed $100 for every import that stays past its allotted time, rising in $100 increments…
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Port of Los Angeles Posts Third Busiest Month in History

Port of Los Angeles Posts Third Busiest Month in History

The Port of Los Angeles recorded its third best month ever, handling 967,900 TEUs last month, according to new data released by the port on June 14. Only May 2021 and October 2020 were busier at the port. “Retailers replenished inventory throughout the spring and now we’ll see a transition to back-to-school goods, fall fashion and some early year-end holiday products,” Port Executive Director Gene Seroka remarked. “While American consumers have become more cost conscious, overall demand remains strong.” While imports in May dipped 6.8% year over year, the amount was 21% more than what the port handled in the…
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L.A., Long Beach Ports Again Postpone Container Dwell Fee

L.A., Long Beach Ports Again Postpone Container Dwell Fee

After reviewing the previous week’s data on lingering cargo containers on their docks, the Long Beach and Los Angeles seaports have again postponed the start date for collecting on the “Container Dwell Fee,” this time to June 17. Officials at the nation’s two busiest seaports said they’ve seen the amount of imports staying past their allotted time at terminals drop by a combined 38% since the fee was first announced Oct. 25. Top leaders from both ports plan to reconsider the fee’s start date after they review this week’s data. The temporary fee was developed with members of the Biden-Harris…
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San Pedro Bay Ports’ Container Dwell Fee Delayed to June 10

San Pedro Bay Ports’ Container Dwell Fee Delayed to June 10

A fee that would charge ocean carriers on every import lingering at the nation’s two busiest seaports is being postponed until at least June 10. Officials at Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports announced June 3 that they would postpone the Container Dwell Fee after seeing a combined 40% decline in the amount of imports staying past their allotted time on the docks since announcing the fee policy on Oct. 25. The executive directors at both ports, who have not collected on the fee since the Oct. 25 announcement, have said they plan to review the start date of the…
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L.A., Long Beach Ports Offer Clean Air Action Plan Update

L.A., Long Beach Ports Offer Clean Air Action Plan Update

Officials at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are expected to update the public on the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) on Wednesday, June 1. The meeting is expected to touch on technology advancement projects at the ports, studies that assess the feasibility of cargo handling equipment and trucks and the Clean Truck Fund Rate, which launched in April. The CTF rate program allows the ports to collect at least $10 per loaded TEU on trucks coming and going from terminals. (Zero-emission and low-nitrogen oxide-emitting drayage trucks may receive a short-term exemption). The fund…
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Container Dwell Fee Delayed to May 27 by LA, Long Beach Ports

Container Dwell Fee Delayed to May 27 by LA, Long Beach Ports

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have once again postponed a fee that would charge ocean carriers for imports staying past their allotted time in San Pedro Bay. The new planned start date for the Container Dwell Fee is now May 27, but ports’ officials may move down an additional week depending on the progress being made to whittle down stacks of older containers. The fee, first announced Oct. 25, calls for ocean carriers to be billed $100 for every import lingering at Long Beach and Los Angeles terminals for nine or more days, rising in $100 daily…
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Port of LA Has Its 2nd-Busiest April Ever

Port of LA Has Its 2nd-Busiest April Ever

Last month, the Port of Los Angeles recorded its second busiest April in history, processing 887,357 TEUs, according to new data released by the port this week. The POLA’s busiest-ever April was last year when the port handled 946,966 TEUs. Imports last month fell 6.8% to 456,670 TEUs year over year and loaded exports dropped 12.7% with 99,878 TEUs year over year, continuing the downward trend in exports in 38 of the last 42 months, according to the port. Empty containers, which are sent overseas to be refilled with goods, dipped 3.4% last month compared to April 2021 with 330,810…
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L.A., Long Beach Ports Again Postpone Container Dwell Fee

L.A., Long Beach Ports Again Postpone Container Dwell Fee

Leaders of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have yet again pushed back the implementation date of their Container Dwell Fee – this time to May 20 – based on the week’s improving dwell fee times. The fee, first announced Oct. 25 in partnership with the federal government and supply chain stakeholders, calls for ocean carriers to be charged for every import container that stays at terminals for nine or more days. Since announcing the fee last fall, both ports say they have seen the number of aging cargo fall by a combined 50%. Officials are continuing to…
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