US regulators stepped up the heat on ocean shipping companies and the seaport terminals some of them operate, seeking to smooth the disrupted flow of containers that are swamping America's biggest ports and wreaking havoc on the nation's strained supply chains.
The Federal Maritime Commission said it will order container carriers and port terminal operators servicing the Los Angeles and New York areas to "provide information on their policies and practices related to container returns and container availability for exporters."
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