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L.A., Long Beach to Delay Start of Fee for Lingering Containers

  • Ports say number of containers sitting on docks is down by 26%
  • Hubs saw ‘significant improvement’ since fee was announced
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The U.S.’s largest ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will postpone the start of a fee on ocean carriers that fail to clear containers off the docks, which was set to begin Monday.

The plan to charge carriers $100 per day for each container sitting on the docks for at least three days announced by the twin ports last month was put on hold until Nov. 22, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said in a statement Monday.  That’s because the hubs have seen a “significant improvement in clearing import containers” in recent weeks.