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Fee on stranded containers in US ports pushed back another week

The introduction of an added fee for containers dwelling in Californian ports has been postponed again. The number of empty containers dwelling in Los Angeles and Long Beach is decreasing.

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The key US ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are once again pushing back the introduction of a fee on empty containers by a week.

The decision to postpone comes as the number of empty containers piling up in the ports is reported to have gone down by a whopping 47 percent since the fee was announced on Oct. 25, the Port of Los Angeles reports in an update.

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