Hawaii/Guam Announcement : Tariff & Administration : New Fees Go Live at Port of Los Angeles
Dear Valued Customer:
Horizon Lines would like to inform you of the planned implementation of the new fees and regulations at the Port of Los Angeles. The port has published start dates for both the PortCheck fee collection and the port’s electronic gate access system for all cargo entering and exiting the Port of Los Angeles. The port will begin collecting fees on Monday, November 17th, 2008, which includes both inbound and outbound cargo. The port will be going live with their electronic gate access system, which uses RFID tags on the draying trucks, on Monday, November 10th, 2008.
The following items need to be in place in order for your cargo to successfully enter or exit the Port of Los Angeles on or after Monday, November 17th, 2008:
1) The Beneficial Cargo Owner (BCO) needs to be registered on PierPASS / PortCheck at:
The PierPASS and PortCheck websites will be linked together for ease of use.
If you are a Beneficial Cargo Owner, you need to be registered.
2) Each container must be claimed by the Beneficial Cargo Owner (BCO) in the PortCheck system each time it is to either enter or exit the port. The claim process needs to be completed prior to the container moving.
3) The Licensed Motor Carrier (LMC) transporting your cargo into or out of the Port needs to have
applied for a Concession with the Port of Los Angeles in order to do business in the Port.
4) The truck that drays your cargo into, or out of, the Port of Los Angeles must be a model year 1989
or newer, must be registered with the Port, and must be equipped with RFID tags. Pre-1989 model year trucks and their cargo WILL be turned away.
If any of these four items is NOT in place your cargo will be refused entry into, or exit from, the Port of Los Angeles.
The Port of Los Angeles has stated that there will be a charge of $35 per 20’ or smaller container, and, $70 per container longer than 20’, whether inbound or outbound.
Horizon Lines is not involved in administering this program, and these fees are directly between the Port and the BCOs.
For additional information, please call PortCheck at: 1-877-863-3310
or, e-mail questions to PortCheck at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or, call the Port’s Clean Truck Program at: 1-888-556-7652
or, e-mail the Port of Los Angeles for information at: email@example.com
or, check the Port of Los Angeles website at: www.portoflosangeles.org
or, view the “Beneficial Cargo Owner Workshop” at: “www.polb.com”
If you have any questions or concerns with this letter, please contact your local Horizon Lines Sales Representative or Horizon Lines Customer Service at 1-877-678-SHIP (7447). You can also visit our website at www.horizonlines.com.
Hawaii/Guam Marketing Department
Horizon Lines, LLC.