Insanity: Biden hopes fines on lingering cargo containers ease congestion at major U.S. ports

GP: Shipping backlog: Container ships wait outside the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach waiting to unload on Oct. 13, 2021.

This is so insane I thought it had to be parody.

How do you take an impending supply chain disaster of food and material shortages caused by Government COVID policies such as shutting down “nonessential” components, paying people not to work, imposing taxes and nonsensical regulations – and then make it even worse? THIS is how you do it.

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UNREAL:

KEY POINTS

  • The Biden administration is hopeful new fines imposed on carriers at the nation’s busiest port complex will ease the intensifying logjam of cargo ships.
  • The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will charge carriers $100 per day for each container lingering past a given timeline starting Nov. 1.
  • The nation’s knotted supply chain is bearing the brunt of surging consumer demand, high transportation expenses, crippling labor shortages, overseas manufacturing delays, trade policies and inflation.

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration is hopeful new fines imposed on carriers at the nation’s busiest port complex will abate the intensifying logjam of cargo ships.

“Both ports are moving 19% more containers than at the same point in 2018, which was the previous record and the ports remain on target to outpace the previous record of 17.5 million containers processed in 2018,” explained Psaki.

In accordance with these deadlines, carriers will be charged $100 for each lingering container per day starting Nov. 1.

“The terminals are running out of space, and this will make room for the containers sitting on those ships at anchor,” explained Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero in a statement announcing the measure.

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NC Rob
NC Rob
1 month ago

This is going all according to plan. Fines will make costs skyrocket (inflation) and will put more on the government teat. All the while we sit around and complain on forums that someone should do something.

Miss Kitty
Miss Kitty
1 month ago

What a novice idea!!! Let’s tack fines on to them when they have no control over the situation causing this disaster to begin with and then cause prices to inflate even more rapidly. Our country is being run by a bunch of sadistic dumbasses!!

enn ess
enn ess
1 month ago
Reply to  Miss Kitty

Sadistic dumbasses? I beg to differ, that acronym is giving them credit for having the intelligence to be sadistic. These dipshits don’t have the IQ to be sadistic. The very nonsense spilling out of their soup coolers proves it.

NC Rob
NC Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  enn ess

These dipshits don’t have the IQ to be sadistic.

But they do have the IQ to steal a presidential election and tank the country. Oh yeah and make the population get a shot that will kill them and their families.

alfie
alfie
1 month ago

The problem with the shipping problem, along with all the other problems are in the white house and all of the people behind the scenes ( the faceless ones controlling Biden )