Long Beach limits container stacking rules to reduce backlog of freighters awaiting unloading – CBS Los Angeles

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LONG RANGE (CBSLA) – The City of Long Beach has announced that it will relax all of the rules currently in place regarding container stacking.

In order to reduce the current backlog of vessels awaiting unloading, they will waive their current restrictions for at least 90 days. Their current code limits the stacking of containers to no more than two containers, no more than eight feet high. This is normally mandated to reduce the visual impact of the port on the surrounding areas.

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Now they will allow up to four stacked containers, with a potential of five if a request is approved by firefighters.

The city of Long Beach released a statement, in which they said:

“The city will work over the next 90 days to assess the status and effectiveness of this solution and any impact on surrounding areas… City staff plan to present information on this to City Council in November to receive other comments on the solution as well as the consideration of the impacts on the areas where these operations are located.

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These measures come in light of the drastic amount of supply chain problems seen around the world.

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