Effective November 1, 2021, an emergency congestion fee will be implemented for all long-dwelling cargo container units at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The White House announced the fee on October 25. It will be applied to all container yard, local haulage, and off-dock rail containers that remain at the terminal for nine days or more and on-dock rail containers that remain at the terminal for three days or more.
The fee is USD100 per unit on the first day past the dwelling limit for both terminal and rail. The fee will increase by USD100 for each day that follows. This fee is separate and unrelated to already filed demurrage free time and charges. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been tasked with collecting these dues.