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Moth Infestations Delay Several U.S.-bound Containerships

(Will Waters – Lloyd’s Loading List)

Several U.S.-bound containerships have been held for up to a week before being allowed entry into U.S. ports because of infestation from Asian Gypsy Moths, in what U.S. Customs and Border Protection describes as the worst Asian Gypsy Moth season in recent memory.

According to a report in the JOC, Customs officers in LA have ordered 12 ships back into international waters already this season to be disinfected after arriving at port with moth larvae on board. This year’s moth season is just over halfway through.  Read more here.