US consumption causes busiest period to date for ports in LA and Long Beach

The ports of LA and Long Beach experienced the busiest month so far in May, with continued prospects for high activity as US demand for goods does not seem to decline, estimates Bimco.

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The peak season for shipping is approaching and it is putting pressure on supply chains in busy ports, which already have plenty to do as the Covid-19 pandemic has caused an enormous surge in demand.

Combined with container shortage and a newly erupted coronavirus outbreak in major Chinese port Yantian, rates are rising week after week to the lucrative benefit of large container carriers.

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