The ports of Los Angeles (LA) and Long Beach (LB) announced that the “Container Dwell Fee” would once again be postponed until January 17, 2022.

The fee was originally announced in late October and set to take effect earlier in November, but has been repeatedly delayed after the ports observed a noticeable clearing of backlogged containers in recent weeks. According to officials, since the introduction of the fee on October 25, the number of aging containers on the docks has seen a combined decline of 45%.

Both ports are expected to reassess fee implementation—once again—pending the results of an additional week of data.

Shapiro is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide status updates as they become available.

*Page updated as of 1/11/2022*