Robust Westbound Trans-Atlantic Adds Pressure on East Coast Ports

This article ponders the factors influencing the fast-growing westbound ocean freight traffic to the US.  Not least of the reasons is the higher US dollar with respect to Europe.

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Robust Westbound Trans-Atlantic Adds to Pressure on East Coast Ports.

So I guess we can expect labor disputes reaching a crescendo on the East Coast next.  It’s their turn to capitalize on the increasing business to get better working conditions and a bigger share of the pie.  Shipping companies and port terminal managers need to look for bottlenecks now and work on getting the operational issues fixed before they become contentious.

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