By: AJOT | Oct 23 2014 at 03:09 PM | Ports & Terminals
As a result of peak congestion at container terminals, the Port of Long Beach has exercised tariff provision 406(c) to allow container terminals in the Port to provide up to three additional working days of free time for the delivery of international import containers. This temporary provision will be in effect and applicable for containers discharged from vessels on October 18, 2014, through October 31, 2014.
We strongly urge that the import containers be picked up as soon as possible.
Please consult with your ocean carriers and container terminals in which your import containers are discharged for details regarding how this applies to specific shipments.
During this period, all of the stakeholders in the ocean transportation industry need to continue do what we can to relieve congestion and bring the terminal service levels back to normal.
Once again, the Port of Long Beach strongly urges importers to pick up their containers as quickly as possible and to return chassis in an expedited manner.