(Port of Long Beach file photo)

Effective April 1, 2022

All containers going through the container terminal gates at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach MUST PAY the Ports’ Clean Truck Fund (CTF) Rate.

This is a different local Government fee and in addition to the current PierPass Fee.

The Clean Truck Fund rate is a key component of the Port’s efforts to transition to a zero-emissions truck fleet by 2035, as established by the Clean Air Action Plan.

The rate of $10 per twenty-foot equivalent unit – a standard measure for one 20-foot-long cargo container – was set in March 2020 by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to encourage the trucking industry to invest in cleaner vehicles and reach zero emissions. Zero-emissions trucks are exempt from the rate, and the Port of Long Beach has approved an expiring exemption for the cleanest natural gas-powered trucks as a transitional step to a future when zero-emissions cargo trucks are widely available.

The Clean Truck Fund rate is expected to generate $90 million in the first year, or $45 million per port. On Nov. 8, 2021, the Board of Harbor Commissioners approved an initial funding prioritization for both low-nitrogen oxides and zero-emissions trucks, with at least 10% of the funds to be provided to zero-emissions trucks.