New System Sees Cargo Ship Numbers Drop at LA Ports-US News | The Epoch Times

A new queuing system designed for the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports has reduced the number of cargo ships idling near the California coast, marine officials reported Nov. 22. The program is designed to reduce the number of ships “loitering,” or using their own diesel engines to idle unanchored, off the coast or anchored near the ports, Kip Louttit, head of the Marine Exchange of Southern California told The Epoch Times. “The program is going to continue until the backup is cleared,” Louttit said. “We’ve come down 10–20 ships in a week and we hope ships continue to comply.” The new volunteer system assigns arriving ships a time and date at the dock based on when they left their last port and the expected arrival time. Before last week, ships head directly to the port to receive a docking time once they were within 25 nautical miles off the …

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