CMA CGM Group Makes Moves to Reduce Shipping Container Buildup in LA and Long Beach



Mediha DiMartino | Los Angeles Business Journal

CMA CGM Group, in a bid to help ease congestion at the local ports, is giving out monetary rewards to importers that pick up their containers within eight days of unloading.
The Marseille-based shipper’s Early Container Pickup Incentive Program launched Dec. 1 and will provide $100 per container hauled off during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, and $200 for nighttime or weekend pickups.
“The CMA CGM Group is committed to doing everything we can to assist in improving overall supply chain velocity in Southern California,” Ed Aldridge, president of CMA CGM and APL North America, said in a statement. “By incentivizing the movement of containers off the terminals and ensuring pickups can be made on nights and weekends at FMS, we will decrease truck turn times and expedite the flow of goods into the United States. This is just one more way we are working with our port partners and the Biden-Harris Supply Chain Task Force to ensure shelves are full and Americans have access to the vital items they need on a daily basis.”

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