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PUBLISHER: Container News (container-news.com)

Port of Houston has decided to implement a Sustained Import Dwell Fee that is expected to go into effect on 1 February.

With this new fee, the US port aims to maintain fluidity at the Bayport and Barbours Cut Container Terminals and address long-term dwell.

The US$45 fee will be charged per unit per day starting on the eighth day after the expiration of free time, as defined in Tariff No. 15 Subrule 095 and Tariff No. 14 Subrule 093.

In its announcement, the port noted that this fee is in addition to the demurrage charges for loaded import containers provided for in those subrules and does not replace those charges.

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