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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Port of NY/NJ to see 5-hour container inspection delays due to sequester

Container inspections at the ports of New York and New Jersey will face five-hour waits due to the sequester, warned U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Monday.

Joseph Curto, president of the New York Shipping Association, said five-day delays would create a backlog of containers and consequences for shipping customers.

"Five-day delays would have pretty dire consequences for the terminal operators here," Curto said. "If the velocity is slow, the pipeline is narrowed, and it very quickly will back up. Ultimately, the consumer will be affected, whether it's just-in-time delivery, whether it's parts for manufacturing, whether it was time-sensitive delivery."

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