(Florham Park, NJ)…The Port of Houston has announced effective December 1, 2022 they will implement a “Sustained Import Dwell Fee”. The new fee is in addition to any Carrier assessed demurrage charges and must be settled by the Shipper directly with the Port of Houston to allow cargo release.

To avoid any unnecessary delays in picking up cargo after December 1, 2022, we recommend you familiarize yourself with the new fee and the process to settle any charges due.

For further details, see the attached Port of Houston announcement.

Houston Dwell Fees

In the event you are moving on a store door bill of lading using a Hamburg Süd provided trucker, any fees associated with delivery delays connected to our selected trucker will be settled by Hamburg Süd unless delays are caused by the Shipper.

Please contact your Hamburg Süd representative with any questions you may have.