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Emergency Dwelling Surcharge Postponed Due to Promising Improvements

Update: The introduction of the container dwelling surcharge has further been postponed as cargo flow improves

UPDATE 14th December 2021

The introduction of the container dwelling surcharge across the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has been paused and is now scheduled to come into effect on 20th December 2021.

Following a the decline of combined ageing cargo across the ports by 47%, the introduction of the surcharge has been postponed as noticeable progress is being seen.

The emergency fee was initially announced to incentivise the movement of containers in water-front terminals scheduled to be moved by truck and rail but has yet to be enforced, however the ports will be closely monitoring the flow of cargo.


UPDATE 30th November 2021

Confirmed by the Port of Los Angeles, the emergency container dwelling surcharge originally scheduled to come into play on November 15th, across The Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach, has been pushed back until December 6th 2021.

An improvement in the twin ports' terminal fluidity has prompted the postponement, seeing a combined 37% decline in 'ageing-cargo' across the ports since the surcharges were initially announced back in October, an 11% improvement on mid-November numbers.

The original plan for the surcharge (as outlined in our previous update and initial advisory) remains the same, with only the provisional start date changing.

We will continue to keep you up to date with the latest developments.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local Woodland representative or reach out to us here.

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