Imports take ‘dramatically longer’ to reach US as bottlenecks bite

Planning to import goods from Asia by ocean and sell them in America this summer? Better act fast. The trans-Pacific cargo move can now take over three months. According to multiple sources, average transit times have risen to double pre-COVID levels — and they’re still increasing.

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Port of Los Angeles updates dwell fee structure to add free time for intermodal goods

The Los Angeles Harbor Commission on Thursday approved an amendment to equalize the number of days both rail- and truck-bound cargo can stay on docks before being subject to a threatened per-diem fee.

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Coming to an ocean near you: Ships dragged along by giant kites

Add ships being dragged along by giant kites to the list of things the industry is exploring in its quest to decarbonize.

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Southern California ports struggle to trim cargo backlog as Omicron surges

The Covid-19 Omicron variant is hampering efforts to clear a backlog of about 100 container ships at the nation’s busiest port complex as infections rise among Southern California dockworkers.

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