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US ports delay container dwell fee until January

The fine for containers sitting at ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach for too long has been postponed again, and will now come into force on Jan. 3.

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Once again, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have delayed the implementation of a fine system for containers that have been left sitting in the ports.

A dwell fee was due to be introduced on Dec. 27 after an earlier postponement, but port leaders have now decided to delay the implementation again, this time until Jan. 3.

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