At the height of last year’s “will Christmas be canceled?” supply chain freak-out, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – with the Biden administration’s backing – proposed a highly controversial fee on import containers that sat too long in terminal yards.
The mere threat of this fee, announced on October 25 for implementation on November 15, seemed to initially chase more boxes out the gates, as designed. Every week since then, like clockwork, the ports have cited progress and announced that the fee enforcement would be postponed until the following week.
Now, the container dwell numbers are getting worse and becoming increasingly hard to sugarcoat.
Read more in an article from American Shipper.