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Carriers to pay fees for idling containers in US ports

Severely strained ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach on the US West Coast will charge extra fees for containers idling in ports, creating bottlenecks in terminals.

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Container carriers will need to pay extra fees for containers that stay longer than agreed in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California, from November 1.

The ports are introducing these fees in an attempt to get rid of a large number of containers piling up in the port area, writes the port authority in a press release.

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