Decreases 55% load in California Ports – Transportation in Mexico

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will consider applying the “container demurrage fee” again on January 21, officials from both entities announced.

The two ports have seen a combined 55% decrease in demurrage cargo at the docks since the program was announced on Oct. 25.

The executive directors of both ports will reassess the application of the fee after monitoring the data during this week.

The application of the fee has been postponed by both ports since the beginning of the program.

Under the temporary policy approved on October 29 by the Port Commissions of both ports, shipping lines are expected to be charged for each import container with demurrage. Currently, no date has been set to start the review of the length of stay of containers in both ports.

The ports plan to charge shipping lines US$100 per container, increasing in increments of US$100 per container per day until the unit leaves the terminal.

It is expected that all fees collected from container loading will be reinvested in programs designed to improve efficiency, speed loading and address the impacts of congestion.

The policy has been developed in coordination with the Biden-Harris Task Force on Supply Chain Disruptions, the US Department of Transportation, and multiple supply chain stakeholders.

by Maritime World

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