The San Pedro Bay ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will once again delay consideration of the "Container Dwell Fee" until July 8.
Since the programme was announced on October 25, the two ports have seen a combined decline of 27 per cent in aging cargo on the docks.
The executive directors of both ports will reassess fee implementation after monitoring data over the next week. Fee implementation has been postponed by both ports since the start of the programme. The Long Beach and Los Angeles Boards of Harbour Commissioners have both extended the fee programme through July 28.
Under the temporary policy, ocean carriers can be charged for each import container dwelling nine days or more at the terminal. Currently, no date has been set to start the count with respect to container dwell time.
The ports plan to charge ocean carriers US$100 per container, increasing in $100 increments per container per day until the container leaves the terminal.
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