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Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Container Excess Dwell Fee

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, in coordination with the Biden-Harris Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force and U.S. Department of Transportation, have opted to levy a “Container Excess Dwell Fee” for containers dwelling in port facilities for long periods of time.

The implementation of this Container Excess Dwell Fee initiative was effective on Monday, November 1, 2021. Although the program is set to go into effect on November 1, 2021, invoicing of these fees will not commence until November 15, 2021.

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will evaluate progress in clearing out terminal facilities through November 15. If there is not sufficient headway made in moving out long-dwelling containers, the directors of both ports may, at their sole discretion, make the invoicing retroactive to November 1. Alternatively, invoicing of these fees may be further postponed should the situation improve significantly through November 15.

APL will pass through this Container Excess Dwell Fee imposed by the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach along with any associated costs for containers dwelling in port facilities.

Container Excess Dwell Fee Schedule is as follows:

Merchant Haulage: US$ 100 per day after the 8th day of dwell (day 9), increasing incrementally by US$ 100 each day until the container moves out of the terminal.
IPI (All): APL will not pass through any costs for on dock / off dock rail movements unless a delay for movement is caused by the shipper.
Carrier Haulage: APL will not pass through any costs for carrier haulage moves unless shipper is unable to receive the container into their local facility.
Carrier Haulage (MNT): US$ 100 per day after the 8th day of dwell (day 9), increasing incrementally by US$ 100 each day until the container moves out of the terminal.

Container Excess Dwell Fee Schedule by Mode:

FEE: Merchant Haulage / Carrier Haulage – MNT
Calendar Days on Terminal Daily Charge ($) Cumulative Charge ($)
9 $ 100 $ 100
10 $ 200 $ 300
11 $ 300 $ 600
12 $ 400 $ 1,000
13 $ 500 $ 1,500
More than 13 Incremental $100 increase per day with no limit

Important Notes:

  1. The 9th day represents calendar days and commence from day of container discharge.
  2. Standard demurrage rates apply as per service contract or tariff terms, whichever is applicable. The charges assessed by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will be in addition to demurrage fees.
  3. We are actively engaging our terminal operating partners on invoicing processes. Terminals will bill customers prior to release of cargo or APL will provide a supplemental invoice. Invoicing methods may vary depending upon the terminal utilized.

We will continue to do our utmost to make cargo available and move cargo in the most expeditious manner possible during these difficult times.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your key APL contact. Thank you for your continued support.