West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced an
increase in the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at
the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which is
scheduled to take effect on August 1, 2015. The
increase will sustain continued operation of
PierPass OffPeak gates amid labor cost
August 1, the TMF will be increased from $66.50
per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) to $69.17
per TEU or $138.34 per forty-foot container.
periodically adjusts the TMF based on changes in
maritime labor costs. The announced change
reflects increases in labor costs contained in the
contract recently agreed to between the Pacific
Maritime Association and the International
Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The TMF was
last adjusted in August 2013.
Traffic Mitigation Fee helps pay for the night and
Saturday marine terminal shifts created by the
PierPass OffPeak program to relieve daytime
congestion in and around the ports. It also
provides a financial incentive to move cargo
during less-congested times. The TMF is charged
for non-exempt containers moving during peak hours
(Monday through Friday, 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
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 13
international MTOs serving the Los Angeles and
Long Beach ports.
For more information,
please see www.pierpass.org.
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