Some analysis of changing patterns of freight movement to US ports. There’s some evidence that west coast ports are losing ground. But Oakland is up over 4M TEU according to my students, though LA/Long Beach have lost.
At this time last year, West Coast port congestion was a speculative concern. Now that shippers have seen the worst case scenario unfold, many analysts feel that Gulf and East Coast ports are ready to pull in more vessel calls at peak season this year. Is a “battle royale” waiting for the bell?