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Congestion & Express Charges

Avg. Dwell 10/26 - 11/8

Week 44-45

2018

Week 47

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will implement a terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA and hold in place the congestion charge for Husky Terminal in Tacoma, WA for week 47 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT and Husky will be  $100 flat rate.


Portland Container only charges a flat fee for terminal congestion.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

Week 46

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will suspend the terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 46 of 2018. The congestion charge for Husky will remain in place, a $125 flat rate.


Portland Container only charges a flat fee for terminal congestion.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT No No
Tacoma WUT No No

 

Week 44

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will keep in place the terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 44 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT will be $125 flat rate. Husky will be subject to a congestion charge of $125 flat rate.

 

Portland Container only charges a flat fee for terminal congestion.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

Week 43

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will keep in place the terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 43 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT will be $225 flat rate. Husky will be subject to a congestion charge of $75 flat rate.


Portland Container only charges a flat fee for terminal congestion.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

Week 42

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will keep in place the terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 42 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT will be $225 flat rate. The congestion charge for Terminal 18 will be waived for week 42. Husky will be subject to a congestion charge of $75 flat rate.


Portland Container only charges a flat fee for terminal congestion.

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

PCT continues to have significantly higher turn times than all other terminals in the Puget Sound. PCT turn times illustrated below by the yellow line.

Dwell Time Chart 9/11/2017

Week 41

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will keep the terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 40 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT will be $150 flat rate. A congestion charge for Terminal 18, Husky and EST (TCT) will be in effect. The congestion charge for Terminal 18, Husky and EST (TCT) will be $75 flat rate.


Portland Container only charges a flat fee for terminal congestion.

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 Yes No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT Yes No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

9/21/2018 For Week 40

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) starting 1/15/2018. The current congestions charge for the Husky terminal will be suspended. The congestion charge will also be reduced to $40 from $75.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

9/17/2018 for Week 39

 

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue the terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 39 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $75 flat rate. 

Portland Container only charges a flat fee for terminal congestion.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

9/10/2018 For Week 38

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will institute the terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 38 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $75 flat rate. 


Portland Container only charges a flat fee for terminal congestion.


Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

 9/3/2018 For Week 37

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will halt the terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 37 of 2018. Based on our GPS data we will institute a congestion charge for Terminal 18 in Seattle of $75. 

Portland Container only charges a flat fee for terminal congestion.


 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 Yes No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT No No
Tacoma WUT No No

8/27/2018 For Week 35

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will reduce the terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 35 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $75 flat rate. 

Portland Container only charges a flat fee for terminal congestion.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

 

 

7/22/2018 For Week 31

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 31 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

 

 

7/12/2018 For Week 30

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 30 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. The congestion charge for T18 will be suspended.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

 

6/18/2018 For Week 26

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma and Terminal 18 in Seattle, WA for week 26 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. The congestion charge for T18 is $75 flat rate.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 Yes No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

6/11/2018 For Week 25

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma and Terminal 18 in Seattle, WA for week 25 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. The congestion charge for T18 is $75 flat rate.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 Yes No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

6/5/2018 For Week 24

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 24 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. 

Starting June 11th, Portland Container will start charging congestion for Terminal 18. The congestion charge for T18 is $75 flat rate.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 Yes No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

5/29/2018 For Week 23

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 23 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

 

Dwell Time Chart Week 21-22 Big Chart

5/25/2018 For Week 22

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 22 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

5/7/2018 For Week 20

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 20 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

4/30/2018 For Week 19

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 19 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

4/4162018 For Week 17

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 15 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

4/4/2018 For Week 15

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 15 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

3/12/2018 For Week 14

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 14 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

3/19/2018 For Week 13

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 13 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

3/12/2018 For Week 12

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 12 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

3/5/2018 For Week 11

 

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 11 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

2/19/2018 For Week 9

 

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 9 of 2018. The congestion charge is $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

2/12/2018 For Week 8

 

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 8 of 2018. The congestion charge is $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

2/5/2018 For Week 7

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will increase terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA starting 2/12/2018. The congestion charge will be $125 flat rate. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

1/29/2018 For Week 6

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will implement terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA starting 2/6/2018. The congestion charge will be $75 flat rate. 

 

Port

Terminal

Congestion Fee

Express Fee

Seattle

T-18

No

No

Seattle

T-25

No

No

Seattle

T-46

No

No

Tacoma

Husky

No

No

Tacoma

TCT

No

No

Tacoma

PCT

Yes

No

Tacoma

WUT

No

No

1/22/2018 For Week 4 & 5

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will suspend terminal congestion charges for all terminals. This change will become effective 1/22/2018 (Week 3) and will continue through 2/2/2018 (Week 4).

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT No No
Tacoma WUT No No

 

1/7/2018 For Week 2

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will increase the terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) in Tacoma, WA for week 40 of 2018. The congestion charge for PCT is $150 flat rate. A congestion charge for Husky and EST (TCT) also in Tacoma will also go into effect. The congestion charge for Husky and EST (TCT) will be $75 flat rate.

Portland Container only charges a flat fee for terminal congestion.


Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT Yes No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

12/26/2017 for Week 1

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will implement terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) and Husky Terminal in Tacoma, WA starting 1/1/2018. The congestion charge will be $75 flat rate. 

 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

2017

12/18/2017 for Week 52

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will implement terminal congestion for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) starting 12/25/2017. The congestion charge will be $40 and only for transactions at Pierce Country Terminal (PCT).

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

12/4/2017 For Week 50

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will continue to suspend congestion charges for the week of 12/4/2017.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky No No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT No No
Tacoma WUT No No

11/28/2017 For Week 49

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will be suspending congestion charges, starting 12/4/2017, for both Seattle and Tacoma terminals. We would like to thank all personnel and organizations that have worked diligently to reduce dwell times at the terminals. We hope we will see this trend continue forward into the future.  

 

Port

Terminal

Congestion Fee

Express Fee

Seattle

T-18

No

No

Seattle

T-25

No

No

Seattle

T-46

No

No

Tacoma

Husky

No

No

Tacoma

TCT

No

No

Tacoma

PCT

No

No

Tacoma

WUT

No

No

11/13/2017 for Week 47

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will keep in place the terminal congestion fees for the week of 11/20/2017.  The rate is $100 per container for Pierce County Terminal (PCT) and $50 per container for Husky. We will continue to not charge congestion for T-18.

 

Port

Terminal

Congestion Fee

Express Fee

Seattle

T-18

No

No

Seattle

T-25

No

No

Seattle

T-46

No

No

Tacoma

Husky

Yes

No

Tacoma

TCT

No

No

Tacoma

PCT

Yes

No

Tacoma

WUT

No

No

11/6/2017

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will keep in place the terminal congestion fees for the week of 11/13/2017.  The rate is $100 per container for PCT and $50 per container for Husky. We will continue to not charge congestion for T18.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

Oct. 30, 2017

We are very pleased to see continued improvements in the dwell time at T-18, Husky, and EST. For the past two weeks, T-18 has maintained an average dwell time well below 2hrs. Improvements have also been made at Husky and EST as well. PCT continues to have very high dwell times averaging 3.587 hrs. over the past two weeks.

Starting Nov. 6, 2017, terminal congestion for Husky will be reduced to $50. We will need to continue to charge a $100 congestion fee for moves through PCT given the high dwell times.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky $50 No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT $100 No
Tacoma WUT No No

Oct. 24, 2017

We are very pleased to announce that starting Oct. 30, 2017, Portland Container will reduce the congestion fee at T-18 to $0.00. We will also reduce our congestion fee for Tacoma terminals to $100. These changes are based on GPS data collected by our large company-owned fleet. We hope to see the continued trend of reducing dwell times and thank all those who work on and off the docks for the continuing improvements.




Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

Oct. 9, 2017

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will reduce the congestion charge for Terminal 18 from $100 to $75 per container. The reduced charge will be in effect for all containers out-gating on or after Oct. 16, 2017. The current congestion charge for Husky and PCT will be kept in place.  The rate is $150 per container for Husky and PCT.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 Yes No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

Oct. 2, 2017

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will keep in place the terminal congestion fees.  The rate is $150 per container for Port of Tacoma terminals and $100 per container for the Port of Seattle terminals. Please check the chart below to confirm your specific terminal is subject. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 Yes No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

 

Sept. 25, 2017

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will keep in place the terminal congestion fees.  The rate is $150 per container for Port of Tacoma terminals and $100 per container for the Port of Seattle terminals. Please check the chart below to confirm your specific terminal is subject. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 Yes No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

 

September 11, 2017

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will be increasing our terminal congestion charge. This increase will go into effect 9/18/2017. The increased rate will be $150 per container for the Port of Tacoma terminals and $100 per container for the Port of Seattle terminals. Please check the chart below to confirm your specific terminal is subject. The decision to increase the congestion charge was based on GPS tracking data. Please see below for a two week summary of our data.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 Yes No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

 

Average Dwell Times By Terminal  

  8/25 -8/31 9/1 - 9/7 Two Week Avg.
ECT 1.705 2.810 2.258
Husky 1.790 2.723 2.204
PCT 2.890 4.100 3.428
Tacoma Area 3.222 4.878 3.958
T18 2.376 4.355 3.256
Husky & EST 3.150 3.425 3.260
  Does not include weekends | All units are hours

August 21, 2017

        Over the past few weeks, we have seen the dwell times at T-18 rise to a two week average of nearly two hours and 45min., peaking at an average of 3hr. and 42min. on August 4th. Based on this data we are adding T-18 to the list of terminals subject to terminal congestion charges. Starting Monday, August 21, 2017, Portland Container will charge a $75 per container terminal congestion fee for Terminal 18 in Seattle, WA. Husky and PCT will remain subject to congestion charges, please see chart below. 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 Yes No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

 

 

August 14, 2017

After review of GPS tracking data, Portland Container will keep terminal congestion charges in effect for the week of August 14, 2017. The current terminal congestion charge is $75.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

August 7, 2017

       In our original congestion announcement on July 19, 2017, we made a commitment to closely monitor dwell times, report weekly our findings, and adjust as appropriate. As part of that commitment starting August 7, 2017, Portland Container will stop charging a congestion fee for Terminal 18 in Seattle, WA. This decision was reached based on GPS data, operational observation, and a predetermined internal metric. Please note the chart below is derived from GPS and Geo Fence data collected by the Portland Container fleet trucks. We will continue to monitor dwell times at T18.

Congestion charge will continue to be applicable for Husky and PCT in Tacoma, WA. A $75 congestion fee will be assessed for each container. 
 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 No No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

 

 

Daily Average, 45 Day History

July 31, 2017

The current terminal congestion charge is $75.

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 Yes No
Seattle T-25 No No
Seattle T-46 No No
Tacoma Husky Yes No
Tacoma TCT No No
Tacoma PCT Yes No
Tacoma WUT No No

 

 

Six Week Historical Time Average

July 24th, 2017

 Starting July 24th Portland Container will no longer charge a $75 express fee for import containers not designated for Peel of Piles. Terminal congestion charges remain in place. Please reference the chart below.

 

 

 

Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 Yes -
Seattle T-25 No -
Seattle T-46 No -
Tacoma Husky Yes -
Tacoma TCT No -
Tacoma PCT Yes -
Tacoma WUT No -

 

July 10th, 2017

        On June 19th, 2017 Portland Container announced a terminal congestion charge of $125, click here for details. After careful review of GPS data gathered by our company trucks as well as meeting with terminal operators in Tacoma and Seattle, we have decided to reduce our congestion charge to $75.  Additionally, Washington United Terminal (WUT) and Olympic Container Terminal (OCT) will no longer be subject to congestion charges for shipments that do not have gate activity at terminals other than WUT and OCT.

Starting July 10th, 2017 Portland Container's congestion fee will be reduced to $75 (flat rate). This fee will be assessed against all import and export containers. Please see chart below for applicable terminals.  All congestion fees are billed to the original billing party for each shipment unless otherwise instructed by the contracting party.
 

 
Port Terminal Congestion Fee Express Fee
Seattle T-18 Yes Yes
Seattle T-25 No -
Seattle T-46 No -
Tacoma Husky Yes -
Tacoma OCT No -
Tacoma PCT Yes -
Tacoma WUT No -

June 19th, 2017

Congestions

As many of you know, the congestion and round trip times at terminals in Seattle and Tacoma have, and continue to, grow. This is particularly an issue with Terminal 18 and Tacoma terminals. Over the past months, we have seen a drivers day creep from 10hrs to 14hrs plus. The challenges have included, at times, early closure of the crane row early at T-18, trucks have been loaded with wrong containers, directed to the wrong area in the yard, and at both T-18 and in Tacoma we have had to wait in lines for as long as 6hrs. plus, only to be turned away due to the end of the work day. It has been a trying and expensive couple of months for both Portland Container and our drivers.

Several weeks ago our trucking division senior management traveled to Seattle and Tacoma to meet with the terminal operators. Based on those meetings and lessons learned over the past few months, Portland Container has come up with a two-pronged approach in addressing the issue of congestion.  Our solution puts in place a temporary $125 congestion charge for all containers in-gating or out-gating from Terminal 18 and all Tacoma terminals, as well, as an $75 express fee for import containers at T-18, read on for more detail. These charges will become active for all import shipments out-gated and all export shipments in-gated on or after June 19th, 2017.

At terminal T-18 and for import loads only, we are offering the option of either pulling by container number or using their Peel Off Pile system. For clients who require their containers to be pulled by number, or have very specific time windows we will be instating a $75 express charge. Clients wishing to avoid the $75 fee can opt into our Peel Off Stack. To opt-in, you must transmit your delivery order to Portland container three business days before the vessel is scheduled to arrive and note on your delivery order that you wish to opt-in. Containers for clients who do not opt-in to the Peel Off Pile program will be stacked in the crane row at T-18 and you will automatically charged the express fee.

How the Peel Off Pile Works

  • The terminal operator will cluster containers specified by Portland Container into a single stack.
  • Portland Container will out-gate the containers based on the stack order, not specified order. (Once the container is in a Peel Off Stack we cannot pull by number)
  • A delivery appointment is scheduled once the container is out-gated.
  • Once the container is Out-gated Portland Container will pull the container to our secure yard in Portland, OR or direct to the delivery location.
  • Portland Container will mitigate, within reason, chassis charges for the time between out-gate and delivery. (All shipments will have a minimum of 3 days chassis, one day for the terminal to Portland, one day for the delivery, one day for Portland back to the terminal.



Because of the nature of how Peel Off Piles work, once a container is in a pile, Portland Container cannot expedite transit times, pull by number, or schedule delivery until the container is out-gated. By indicating you would like to participate in the Peel Off Pile program you agree to possibly additional delays in the arrival of your container at the end destination.


If you don’t indicate that you wish to participate in the Peel Off Pile program at T18, you will be charged both $125 congestion and a $75 express fee starting June 19th, 2017.

 

Our operations team will be closely watching what is going on with the terminals and reviewing the need for the congestion charge every week. We will send an update each week letting you know if the terminal congestion charge will be in place the following week. We have created a special mailing list just for this purpose. If you opt out of this mailing list, it will not prevent you from receiving our general announcements regarding service interruptions, FSC charges, etc. Portland Container will continue to work hard to ensure that we meet your needs and keep costs reasonable while maintaining our ability to provide you with the service you have come to expect. We appreciate your business, support, understanding, and hope that our split solution and commitment to communicate every week communicates and demonstrates our desire to keep your impact is small as possible.


If you have any questions, please call us at (503) 286-5961.

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