Citing Backlog Progress, Ports Again Delay Fines for Idling Containers-US News | The Epoch Times

LOS ANGELES—The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced Nov. 22 that their new “Container Excess Dwell Fee” on companies whose containers linger at marine terminals will be delayed again until Nov. 29. The fee, which was announced on Oct. 25, has been delayed due to progress reducing the number of port containers at the terminal, with the ports reporting a 33 percent decline in aging cargo on the docks. Over the next week, port officials will monitor and reassess the fee’s implementation. Port authorities previously announced Nov. 15 a delay to the fees until Nov. 22, citing “significant improvement” in clearing the containers. “There’s been significant improvement in clearing import containers from our docks in recent weeks,” Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said last week, when the fee was also delayed. “I’m grateful to the many nodes of the supply chain, from shipping lines, marine terminals, …

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