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The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced that on August 1, 2019, the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase by 1.9 percent. This adjustment matches the combined 1.9 percent increase in longshore wage and assessment rates that took effect on June 29.
Beginning August 1, the TMF will be $32.12 per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) or $64.24 per forty-foot container. The TMF is charged on non-exempt containers. Containers exempt from the TMF include:
  • Empty containers
  • Import cargo or export cargo that transits the Alameda Corridor in a container and is subject to a fee imposed by the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority
  • Transshipment cargo
  • Empty chassis
  • Bobtail trucks
Source: PierPASS