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Terminal Congestion Fee

Since the announcement of the agreement between the ILWU and PMA, we have seen productivity improvements in the operations of the West Coast Ports. As a result, we have reduced the Terminal Congestion Fee for less-than-container load (LCL) shipments from $6 w/m to $2 w/m. The full container load charges will remain the same at $60 per hour, billed in 15-minute increments, as delays are incurred.  

We will continue to monitor the situation at the Ports on your behalf and update you and our fee structure accordingly.

West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement Traffic Mitigation Fee 

The West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement announced an increase in the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, scheduled to take effect on August 1, 2015.

The TMF will increase from $65.50 to $69.17 per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) or $133.00 to $138.34 per forty-foot container. The increase will sustain continued operation of PierPass OffPeak gates amid labor costs increases.

As a result, we will increase the TMF by like amounts effective with delivery of containers to the Ports or draying of containers from the Ports on or after August 1, 2015. 

Should you have additional questions, please contact your local office representative, or call us toll-free at (888) 488-4888 (or local at (310) 669-8888).

Thank you for your business - we appreciate it!

Bradley J. Dechter