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U.S. Steps Up Heat on Container Carriers to Ease Port Congestion

  • FMC orders carriers and port operators for container policies
  • In Los Angeles, they’re diverting cargo ships to ease backlog
The One Apus Container Ship Docks in Kobe After Loss of Containers in Adverse Weather
Photographer: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg

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U.S. regulators stepped up the heat on ocean shipping companies and the seaport terminals some of them operate, seeking to smooth the disrupted flow of containers that are swamping America’s biggest ports and wreaking havoc on the nation’s strained supply chains.