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Temporary Adjustment of TMF (aka PierPASS) at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

A temporary adjustment to the TMF was announced from December 1st, 2021 to January 31st, 2022.

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The West Coast MTO Agreement announced that the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will be temporarily adjusted, subject to regulatory clearance by the Federal Maritime Commission.

During the period of December 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022, the TMF will be $78.23 per TEU or $156.46 for all other sizes of container for non-exempt international container moves through the terminals between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:59 p.m.

Containers exempt from the TMF include empty containers, import or export cargo that transits the Alameda Corridor in a container and is subject to a fee imposed by the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, domestic and transshipment cargo, and loaded container moves through the terminals from 6:00 p.m. through 6:59 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 24 hours a day on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Empty chassis and bobtail trucks are also exempt.

PierPASS is a not-for-profit company created by marine terminal operators at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach to address multi-terminal issues such as congestion, air quality and security. The West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement (WCMTOA) is filed with the Federal Maritime Commission, and comprises the 12 international MTOs serving the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. For more information, please visit PierPASS Customer Service Number: 877-863-3310

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