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Port of Los Angeles enacts dwell fee for delayed containers

Shipping lines must pay USD 100 per day for delayed containers in the terminals at Los Angeles and Long Beach. The extra costs could become very large, warns analyst Lars Jensen.

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Delayed containers will result in dwell fees for shipping lines if they are left to gather dust in the terminals in the Port of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Harbor Commission on Friday approved a plan to implement the announced fees from mid-November in an attempt to clear the pile-up of containers in the terminals in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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