Weekly Logistics News Headlines: January 20, 2022
This week’s headlines explore the latest news from southern California, funding for infrastructure projects, and vaccine requirements for truckers heading to Canada.
The Port of Los Angeles has stopped its plan to impose a $100 fee per day per long-dwelling empty container. Originally slated to begin at the end of January, the fees are no longer set to take effect. Meanwhile, both LA and the Port of Long Beach continue to postpone the original container dwell fee from October.
The White House has allotted $14 billion dollars to the Army Corps of Engineers for supply chain and infrastructure projects. According to Transport Topics, project funding includes lock upgrades on the Ohio River, updates at ports like Long Beach and Norfolk, and more.
The Port of Long Beach shattered its cargo-moved record last year, handling 9.3 million TEUs throughout 2021. According to FreightWaves, that’s a 15.7 percent year-over-year increase. The sharp increase illustrates the magnitude of last year’s import surge and the subsequent congestion experienced at southern California ports.
Canada this week implemented its rules requiring proof of vaccination for truckers crossing into the country. The Loadstar reports that, despite worries of disruptions, traffic continued to flow across the Canadian border largely unimpeded. The U.S. is set to implement its own cross-border vaccine requirements this weekend.
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