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US West Coast drove container reliability down in 2014

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Congestion problems in ports on the US West Coast were the main factor driving down container carrier's schedule reliability in 2014 compared to 2013, says SeaIntel in a new analysis.


BY LOUISE VOGDRUP-SCHMIDT
Published 02.02.15 at 15:02

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