Carriers rush to cater for growing Asia-US east coast trade demand

May 10, 2018 Mike Wackett

Despite the uncertain long-term outlook for demand following the outbreak of trade war skirmishes between the US and China, transpacific headhaul volumes so far this year are proving robust – especially for US east coast ports.
London-based ClipperMaritime’s latest monthly Container Horizons report highlights a 16% surge in container volumes from China to US east coast ports in a rolling 12-month period to February 2018.
This compares to a growth of 5% ...

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