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California ports resort to $100-per-container fines to get shipping firms to move cargo

Business Insider


October 26, 2021

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will begin fining shipping companies $100 a day for every container left on the docks.

The idea is to put greater pressure on shipping companies to move cargo from docks to help ease port jams, enabling the record number of ships that are stuck at anchor to dock and unload new containers.

The ports said Monday that shipping firms have three days to move containers if their next step is by rail, or nine days if the next step is by truck, as first reported by the Associated Press.

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