Congestion Dwell Excess Fee has been Delayed

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Congestion Dwell Excess Fee has been Delayed

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24-Nov-21

Congestion Dwell Excess Fee has been Delayed

This is a follow-up to recent news regarding fees incurred for longstanding containers at the Ports of LA and Long Beach. The original article may be found here.

The official start date of the "Container Dwell Fee" proposed by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is being pushed back; it will now start on Nov 29, rather than the 22nd. Since the fee was proposed, the ports have seen a noticeable decline in aging cargo waiting on the docks.

Per the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA), the executive directors are intending to reassess fee implementation following another week of monitoring this data. To reiterate the conditions of the Dwell Fee, it is set at $100 per container, and increases by an additional $100 per container per day of excess dwell time beyond the set dwelling limit. For containers scheduled to move by truck, ocean carriers can be charged for containers dwelling over nine days. Those containers moving by rail would be charged after a period of six days. Source: The NCBFAA

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