Ports of LALB Further Postpone Excessive Container Dwell Fees

Posted on Nov 29


The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach further postponed the assessment of their Excessive Container Dwell Fees until 12/06/21. citing a combined 37% decrease in aging cargo on their docks as the reason for the decision.

The management of both ports will reassess the implementation of the fees based on the progress achieved in the coming week.


After seeing a reduction of aging cargo on their docks of 33% the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced that the “Excessive Container Dwell Fees” that were due to go into effect today have been further postponed to 11/29/21.

The ports are very satisfied with the process achieved so far and will reassess the fee implementation after another week of monitoring data has been accumulated and reviewed.


The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach today announced that the application of the “excessive Container Dwell Fees will be delayed until November 22, 2021.

The fees, implemented to entice cargo owners to remove containers from the ports faster, had been announced October 25, since then a combined 26% reduction in containers sitting in the ports for extended periods of time has been achieved.

Due to this success the ports want to give cargo owners and carriers more time to remove even more containers until the highly controversial charges will be assessed.