Container Fees in California Ports
At this time, we face an unprecedented bottleneck of cargo ships in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. In an effort to expedite relief of this congestion, theses ports have begun to incur an emergency fee on standing containers, effective November 1, 2021. This email is to inform you of the details of that fee.
The fee applies to containers slated to be moved by truck, at rest for 9 days or more, and containers bound for rail at rest for 3 or more days. On the 9th and 3rd day, a fee of $100 will be charged, and will increase exponentially by $100 per each day following. For example, $100 on the first day the fee applies, then an additional $200 on the second day, and an additional $300 on the third day, for a total of $600.
Unfortunately, there is no cap or exemption.
Billing for this fee will be administered to steamship lines by The Port Authorities, with the cost to customers reflecting this increase. Please note that at this time this applies to ports in California only.
As always, we continue to seek solutions while keeping you informed of the changes that impact your business, and we appreciate your understanding in these unique times. Please reach out to your Dunavant contact should you have any questions.