The Long Beach Container Terminal is seen in Long Beach, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have again postponed imposing fees on containers left on docks too long, citing progress in moving the cargo from marine terminals.

The “container dwell fee” will now not be considered before Dec. 13, the ports said on Monday.

“Since the fee was announced on Oct. 25, the twin ports have seen a combined decline of 37% in aging cargo on the docks,” the Port of LA said in a news release. “The executive directors of both ports will reassess fee implementation after another week of monitoring data.”

The fee was imposed by the harbor commissions of both ports as a measure to help ease congestion that has left dozens of ships waiting offshore.

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