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Battle intensifies on the US West Coast

Congestion in the two biggest ports on the US West Coast makes container carriers roll out surcharges. Now the FMC is looking into the matter.

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The two major US West Coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have suffered from congestions and delays for a long period of time now, and this recently made container carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, TSA, push for action.

Starting November 17th, Monday, the carriers planned to roll out a new surcharge of up to USD 1,000 per feu on cargo from Asia to ports on the US West Coast, according to Seatrade Global.

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