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Port of New York and New Jersey sets container fee, mandatory export levels

“The quarterly container imbalance fee, announced Tuesday morning, will be effective as of September, pending a mandatory 30-day federal notice.”

[American Shipper]

Record container ship traffic jam as backlog continues to build

“In January and February, when North American congestion previously peaked, there were just under 150 container vessels waiting off the coastlines. Two-thirds were in the Los Angeles/Long Beach queue. As of Thursday morning, there were 153, the majority off East and Gulf Coast ports.”

[American Shipper]

FMC wants ocean carriers to pay for container storage

“The head of the Federal Maritime Commission is warning ocean carriers serving the Port of New York and New Jersey to stop forcing shippers and drayage truckers to store their containers — and pay them for it when they do.”

[American Shipper]

U.S., Korea seek to boost customs cooperation

“They also discussed and agreed on ways to improve the performance and utilization of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, cooperation in risk management such as the exchange of marine cargo information, and cooperation in the Container Security Initiative (CSI).”

[CBP]

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