PierPASS Fees Will be Increased

The West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement (WCMTOA) has announced a new increase to the Traffic Mitigation Fees (TMF) charged at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Beginning August 1, the new TMF go up from $31.52 to $32.12 for each TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) and up from $63.04 to $64.24 for each FEU (forty-foot equivalent unit) or any other size container. According to PierPASS this adjustment matches the 1.9% increase in Longshoreman wages and assessment rates that went go into effect on June 29.
The PierPASS TMF is assessed to help offset the cost of operation for extended gate hours on most nights and on Saturdays. The TMF is charged to containers moving off and on the terminals in the two ports. The TMF is not charged to containers moving by rail on the Alameda Corridor or for empty containers, empty chassis, or bobtails.
More information about PierPASS and the increased fees can be found on the PierPASS website.

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