The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced on August 23, 2016, it has suspended plans to establish a Chassis Services Fee; the fee would have levied $5.00 upon each chassis that entered or left any Terminal Facility of a WCMTOA member at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with either a loaded or empty container mounted on the chassis.
Upon introduction of the Chassis Services Fee, leasing companies filed an August 9,2016, Petition for an Order to Show Cause with the Federal Maritime Commission. In response to the petition, the FMC required interested parties to submit views and arguments relating to the chassis fee. Ultimately, in response to numerous complaints from chassis leasing companies, the WCMTOA decided to indefinitely suspend plans for the fee. While the WCMTOA made the decision to abandon the Chassis Services Fee, the organization still intends to seek compensation for services provided to chassis leasing companies at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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