Clean Truck Program
October 29th, 2015 | Truck News
Los Angeles/ Long Beach fees to start Intermodal cargo must be claimed through portcheck beginning Nov. 17 Enforcement of Electronic Gate Access at the marine container terminals begins today – Monday, November 10, 2008 PortCheck would like to remind cargo owners that all cargo moving into or out of the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, including cargo moved by intermodal carriers, must be claimed through the PortCheck system starting at 7 a.m., Monday, Nov. 17.
Cargo not claimed won’t be permitted in or out of the ports’ marine container terminals. Terminal operators will begin enforcing this rule in order to comply with requirements of the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach to collect the Clean Truck Fee (CTF). While all containers must be claimed, cargo that enters or exits terminals via on-dock rail won’t be charged the CTF. As much as 40 percent of cargo leaving the ports by rail is first trucked to a near-dock intermodal facility.
Since this cargo transits marine container terminal gates by truck, it is subject to the CTF under the ports’ tariffs In order to ensure that all cargo is tracked properly and the appropriate CTF is billed, all cargo must be claimed. There is no charge for claiming cargo. PortCheck will hold a webinar Nov. 12 at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time to explain how to use the PortCheck website, claim cargo, pay the CTF and other important elements of the program.
The webinar can be accessed at https://portcheck.webex.com and will be archived there for future viewing.
Enforcement of Electronic Gate Access at the marine container terminals begins today, Monday, November 10, 2008. Licensed motor carriers are required to have Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags installed on their trucks to enter the terminals. Only trucks that are registered in the drayage truck registry to a valid port concessionaire, that have paid their registration fees, and that are equipped with working RFID tags will be admitted to marine container terminals.
For more information on PortCheck, please visit www.pierpass-tmf.org or call the PortCheck Customer Service Center at 1-877-863-3310.