Following a recent announcement by the Port of Long Beach extending an additional three days of "free time" to import containers, port officials announced late Friday their latest proposal to free up more chassis.  Chief Executive Jon Slangerup said the port is investigating whether an area in the harbor district could be set aside for trucks to drop off empty shipping containers for temporary storage while they proceed with their chassis to retrieve loaded import containers from Long Beach docks.

Shortages and imbalanced supplies of chassis are seen by most analysts as a core source of the current congestion problems plaguing terminals in both the Port of Long Beach and its neighboring Port of Los Angeles.  This announcement follows related actions by the port and its Board of Harbor Commissioners to acquire its own fleet of chassis and undertake discussions with their counterparts in Los Angeles.  Talks with Los Angeles port officials requires assent from the Federal Maritime Commission.  

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