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Container Volumes on the Rise at North American Ports

(Corianne Egan – JOC)

The number of containers moving through major North American ports was up over 4% in the first half of 2014, port statistics show.

Now that numbers published by the ports are all out – Metro Vancouver lagged in its release date, finally releasing its first-half number yesterday – a clearer picture of the changing landscape in North America can be seen. Ports on the East Coast outperformed their West Coast competitors in the first half, with East Coast throughput volume growing 5.1% to 9.1 million and West Coast ports seeing volumes grow 3.7 versus the first half of 2013. The East Coast snatched up 0.3% more of total North America throughput volume as a result. Read more here.