By  on December 23, 2008

The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the nation’s largest and the main entry point for goods from Asia, are facing another challenge to the implementation of their Clean Trucks Program.

The Federal Maritime Commission is seeking more information from the ports about how plans to collect a $35 fee per 20-foot container would affect competitiveness, transportation costs and services. As a result of the panel’s request, the ports cannot begin collecting the additional fee until 45 days after they have submitted the information and documents.

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