Ports of LA/Long Beach Super Demurrage Fee Delayed Again
On Dec. 13, the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach again delayed the so-called “super demurrage fee” until at least Dec. 20 because of a 47% reduction in longstanding containers on docks. This is better than the 37% reduction announced Dec. 6, but little overall progress over the last few weeks. Even this decline is a straw house as many containers were just moved to off-dock facilities. TGA has urged the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to prevent the Ports of LA/LB from implementing the super demurrage fee on containers stuck at the ports as every carrier has already stated that they will pass this new fee onto shippers, aka you.