Global Logistics Alert: Increase in Pier Pass Fee

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Alert Message:

The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced that on November 1, 2023, the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase by 4%. The adjustment matches the combined 4% increase in longshore wage and assessment rates recently ratified in the coastwide contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association.

Beginning November 1, the TMF will be $35.57 per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) or $71.14 per forty-foot container. The TMF is charged on non-exempt containers.

You can read the full details on the PierPASS website here:

If you have any questions or concerns about how the increased fee structure will affect your freight costs, contact our team of experts today.