November 16, 2021: The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have decided to postpone the container dwell fees to November 22.

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The decision to delay the fees can also be seen in the background of more containers being on the LA yards.

Containers are almost back at the November 1 level when the $100/day fee was announced at 76,613 on November 15 as against 77,079.

After dropping to 28,784 containers for 0-4 days on November 13, containers increased to 35,164 on November 15.

Congestion continues
As many as 78 ships are waiting around LA/LB ports on November 16, according to Sea-Explorer, a shipping data insights service powered by Kuehne + Nagel.


(Source: Sea Explorer)

"Average vessel waiting time is 13-18 days due to high yard congestion and labour shortage. Severe chassis shortages. The average local trucking availability is 12 days. Average rail dwell time is 13.1 days," Sea-Explorer said in its update for Los Angeles.

A similar view was expressed for LB: "average vessel waiting time 13-18 days due to high import dwell and labour shortage. Chassis shortage affects all movements. The average local trucking availability is 12 days. Average rail dwell time is 13.1 days."