Shippers need better notice of LA–LB port operation changes: FMC

Shippers Need Better Notice of LA–LB Port Operation Changes: FMC

June 17, 2020– JOC.com

Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye on Wednesday urged ocean carriers and terminal operators to give beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) and truckers greater advance notice of operational changes that are compromising port fluidity in Los Angeles–Long Beach (LA-LB). The suggestions, which were developed through FMC innovation-team consultations with port stakeholders in recent months, address long-standing issues involving the return of empty containers, terminal gate closures, and shift cancellations. The problems have gotten worse this year as carriers blanked dozens of sailings owing to the economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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