PierPass and WCMTOA Implement August 1 TMF Increase

PierPass, a non-profit company that seeks to create greater port efficiency and sustainability, and the West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement (WCMTOA) have announced an increase to the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The modified TMF will go into effect on August 1, 2017 and will reflect a 2.3 percent increase, the same percentage increase that was awarded to longshoremen wages earlier this month.

Once implemented on August 1, the new TMF will be $144.18 per FEU or $72.09 per TEU. Per existing port policy, the TMF will continue to be charged only during peak hours –  weekdays between 3:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Non-peak hours, 6:00 PM to 3:00 AM on weekdays or 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturdays, will still not be subject to TMF.

Shapiro will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further updates as they become available.