Congestion Excess Dwell Fee assessments at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which were scheduled to begin Nov. 15 for all containers that have been on the dock for at least nine days, will now take effect Nov. 22.

Since the fee was first announced by the Southern California ports on Oct. 25, the port authorities have experienced a decline of 26 percent combined in cargo sitting on their docks.

The Congestion Excess Dwell Fee is currently set at $100 per container, increasing in $100 increments per container per day of excess dwell time beyond the prescribed period. The fee assessed on the ocean carriers is based on the published tariffs set by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Additionally, on-dock rail containers have five free days, while off-dock rail has eight free days.

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