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Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach Container Excess Dwell Fee - UPDATE

LAST UPDATED ON: September 23, 2022

Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach Container Excess Dwell Fee - UPDATE

Dear Valued ONE Customers,

We request that all ONE customers immediately expedite the removal of any units dwelling on the port to avoid any potential EDF charges if this is implemented.

As a follow-up to our previous Customer Advisories regarding the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach announced today that consideration of the “Container Excess Dwell Fee” would be held off another four weeks, until October 21, 2022
- Source: The Port of Los Angeles & The Port of Long Beach



Ocean Network Express (North America) Inc. is providing the following guidance to help our customers in this new government-issued implementation:
  1. Who is assessing this fee?
    The Port Authority Los Angeles & Long Beach will be assessing this fee.
     
  2. How will I be billed? *UPDATED*
    Effective October 21, 2022, Ocean Network Express will utilize the eModal payment portal to support the payment of the “Container Excess Dwell Fee” (EDF) invoice prior to container release from the ocean terminal. The single exception will be Total Terminals International (TTI) which intends to collect this fee directly.
     
  3. Will containers on the terminal prior to 10/21 be billed? *UPDATED*
    All containers on terminals as of 10/21 will be counted from their date of discharge, with charges to be assessed per the table in this advisory. There is no maximum fee that will be applied and will continue to accrue until the container is off the terminal.
  1. Cargo booked to an inland rail location?
    If a container set for inland rail accrues excess dwell fees due to rail delays, the Port Authority will still impose the fee to carriers. Ocean Network Express at this time will not pass along to customers.
     
  2. Are there any exemptions to the fee?
    Containers on hold for Customs Exam are subject to the fee. Local store door truck moves will also fall within chargeable items under this fee. Lack of chassis will not exempt the fee. “No new surcharge” clauses in contracts do not exempt this fee as it’s a government-mandated fee.
     
  3. Cargo is inaccessible at the terminal?
    If cargo is in a “closed or unavailable” area, we strongly encourage customers and truckers who are unable to collect containers to follow the terminal's “unavailable container process”.
     
  4. Terminal has no pickup times available?
    There are many appointments available and unused, please check terminal websites for availability.

Container Excess Dwell Fee Structure

The daily charge will be counted per calendar day on the terminal beyond the defined dwell times, including weekends and holidays.

Local import excess dwell fee begins on day 9 as follows:

Days on Terminal

Daily Charge (USD)

Total Charge (USD)

9

$100

$100

10

$200

$300

11

$300

$600

12

$400

$1,000

13

$500

$1,500

13 +

$100 per day increase with no maximum.

 

Intermodal/ Rail excess dwell fee begins on day 6 as follows:

Days on Terminal

Daily Charge (USD)

Total Charge (USD)

6

$100

$100

7

$200

$300

8

$300

$600

9

$400

$1,000

10

$500

$1,500

10 +

$100 per day increase with no maximum.

 

Ocean Network Express has filled the below tariffs per FMC regulations:

PORT OF LONG BEACH EMERGENCY SURCHARGE FEE: Tariff Rule Detail

PORT OF LOS ANGELES EMERGENCY SURCHARGE FEE: Tariff Rule Detail

ONE continues to pursue all avenues available to overcome container excess dwell with our supply chain partners. We ask that our customers accelerate their efforts to pick up cargo.  If you have any questions, please contact ONE Customer Service as we are standing by to assist. 

We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing ONE.

Sincerely,

Ocean Network Express (North America) Inc.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, this Customer Advisory has been provided without prejudice and for informational purposes only, non-conclusive, and subject to change.