As record-breaking container ship queues threaten to tie up ports around the country ahead the of the fall peak shipping season, the Port of New York and New Jersey announced it will be charging ocean carriers a $100 per-container fee on long-dwelling import or export containers, with the goal of freeing up space and improving the balance between imports and exports. Under the new rules, ocean carriers’ total outgoing container volume must equal or exceed 110% of their incoming container volume during the same period. If they fail to achieve this, the ocean carriers will be charged $100 per container of imbalance. Rail volume is not included. The new tariff is effective as of September pending a mandatory 30-day federal notice. The fee will be reassessed once the container crisis eases and a review by the agency’s board of commissioners is required no later than September 2023.