Long Beach eases container rules

Officials in Long Beach, California have relaxed restrictions on the storing of shipping containers as the port attempts to ease the bottleneck that has seen nearly 80 vessels waiting offshore to enter the US ocean freight gateway.

In a statement issued late on Friday October 22nd the city manager said that a temporary zoning rule, effective immediately and set to last for 90 days, would allow stacks of four containers high, compared with long-time limit of two. The note posted online cited a “a national emergency related to the supply and distribution of imported goods arriving in our nations ports.”