LA/LB ports delay dwell fees to Nov 22, no let-up in congestion, container dwell
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have decided to postpone the container dwell fees to November 22.
November 16, 2021: The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have decided to postpone the container dwell fees to November 22.
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.
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.
"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."