CLEAN TRUCK FEE COLLECTION STARTS TODAY, FEB. 18

Today, Feb. 18, 2009 PortCheck will begin the collection of the Ports’ Clean Truck Fee (CTF) at marine container terminals at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. All cargo, including intermodal cargo, must be claimed through starting PortCheck on Feb. 18.

Non-exempt cargo will not be allowed to enter or exit from a marine container terminal unless the cargo has been claimed by a credit account or the CTF paid through PortCheck. Under the Ports’ program, the cargo owner (the party named on the ocean bill of lading or their legal representative) is responsible for paying the CTF. All cargo must be claimed before the CTF can be paid.

The CTF was established by the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to pay for implementation of the Clean Trucks Program (CTP). Cargo owners are required to pay a CTF for cargo moved by trucks that do not meet the requirements of the CTP. Cargo contained in a 20-foot container will be subject to a $35 CTF. Cargo moved in containers larger than 20 feet will be required to pay a $70 CTF.

Customers can visit www.pierpass-tmf.org to learn more about PortCheck, the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Clean Truck Fee (CTF), and how to pay fee and claim cargo through PortCheck, as well as access frequently asked questions.

An archived webinar that explains how to use the PortCheck website, claim cargo, pay the CTF and other important elements of the program is available at https://portcheck.webex.com.

Customers can speak with a customer service representative for help with PortCheck-related issues by calling 1-877-863-3310. PortCheck customer service representatives can help callers with only PortCheck-related questions or concerns. They can not assist with issues related to the ports’ Clean Trucks Program, grants or leases for new trucks, port concessions, day passes or the drayage truck registry. Customers with questions about these topics should call
the Clean Trucks Help Line at 866-721-5686.

Customers can submit inquiries PortCheck customer service center by sending
an email to questions@portcheck.org.

For more information on PortCheck, please visit www.pierpass-tmf.org.

For more Information on the Clean Trucks Program of the Ports of Long Beach
and Los Angeles, please visit the ports’ web sites,
www.portoflosangeles.org/cleantrucks and www.polb.com/cleantrucks.

PortCheck Inc. Customer Service
1-877-863-3310 (inside the United States)
1-801-559-8078 (outside the United States)

Sources from: PierPass-tmf.org