The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have now delayed the introduction of the ‘Container Excess Dwell Fee’ for the third week in a row, it will not be introduced until AT LEAST December 6th.

After announcing the fees, Port officials were initially encouraged by an immediate 26% reduction in the number of aged containers on port, which was originally due to be applied from 15th November.

The new fee is due to apply rising $100 increments per container per day on shipments, that are delayed in port, to increase fluidity at the congested terminals. Details can be found in our original post HERE.

Proposed by President Biden’s supply chain ‘task force’, as part of a package of measures to reduce congestion, it remains to be seen whether the fee will be delayed further should improvements continue this week.

As ever, Westbound will be monitoring the situation closely and will keep you advised of developments.

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