Skip to comments.Port of Los Angeles Announces Dwell Fees for Empty Export Containers
Posted on 12/31/2021 5:49:09 PM PST by rockinqsranch
The Port of Los Angeles has announced plans to begin charging ocean carriers a dwell fee for empty containers lingering in marine terminals to combat congestion, adding pressure for carriers to pick up empties for transport back to Asia.
The fee will be similar to the import container dwell fee announced in late October, which has yet to be implemented.
The new empty fee is still subject to approval by the Los Angeles Harbor Commission and would take effect on January 30, 2022, at the discretion of the Executive Director.
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Putting shipping companies out of business is a great way to run a port. /s
MEH! What can I say....Democrats.
Tax the crap out of that. That will get the containers to grow legs and walk out of the port.
It’s worked with how many million citizens….
Used to be in that industry. A terminal like mentioned has to have new staff just to hound, sometime for years the shipping companies, and trucking to collect the obligated fees. Europeans were the worst. They hate to pay for anything, and stall, pee, and moan when they are accosted to pay up.
We used to ship our empties back to ports of call that needed them on every vessel when I worked for one foreign Container Shipping company-Israel. Only made sense. I always thought others did as well, but I guess not.
Do the ocean carriers have any control over how long empty cargo containers sit around? I seriously doubt they want to hang around any longer than they need to.
Hey, shippers, send me a couple of 20-footers if you don’t want to pay fees on them. None of your old rusty junk, though.
$100 a day per container and increasing by $100 a day for each container.
For a 20,000 equivalent container ship....its more profitable to go through the Panama Canal and unload in Miami.
Also in line with the fees charged to container ships waiting just over the horizon.....more mandates and fees by the feckless Lesgo Brandon and his miscreants.
7 Days IIRC. Then they charge demurrage (I don’t recall the rate) beyond the 7 days.
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Just another thought for you. Often the consignee’s would use the inbound freight containers loaded with their product as warehouses that often extended their allocated time for those shipping containers. Sometimes as much as a month. They then turned them to the truckers to return, and the truckers would get billed the demurrage. Of course they never would pay, and the shipper, a valued customer got off scot free. The shipping company would eat the demurrage rather than lose the shipper/consignee.
There are containers scattered everywhere - not only at LA-Long Beach but in vacant lots, RR Yards, Warehouse Parking lots, etc.
The problem is chassis - the Ports are missing 7000 chassis - there is no way to move the containers.
It is a big mess that no one has answer for.
How do 7000 go missing?
“The fee will be similar to the import container dwell fee announced in late October, which has yet to be implemented.”
kinda like gun laws, they don’t work, so lets make MORE!!!
Yes, you are correct about the chassis, but as I said the consignee’s use the containers for warehousing, and the chassis remain under the containers. It adds up to a lot of under utilized equipment, and disrupts the shipping cycle.
Consignee’s need to be more active in the shipping cycles, but they don’t care. It’s always somebody else’s problem.
“...kinda like gun laws, they don’t work, so lets make MORE!!!”
Exactly, and then Marketing cancels the rules to protect the Shipper/Consignee if of course they are major user of the shipping lines services. None of them ever have to abide by the rules.
Some warehouses in the Inland Empire are trying to do trans-loading to free up containers and move the freight by regular truck. Takes a lot of labor to unload the boxes.
You are correct about the consignee’s - Do you follow Wendy Fung from Long Beach? She has the inside scoops on this mess.
” Do you follow Wendy Fung from Long Beach? She has the inside scoops on this mess.”
No I never heard of her. Retired from the Harbor(s) in 1995. Still follow the Harbor news though.
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