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Dearth of investments in container ports is a growing problem in the industry

Even though more investments in container ports are made, the ports – and the bottlenecks they contribute to – have proven a growing problem for the industry in coming years, reports Drewry. APM Terminals is one of the key port companies.

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Some of the most prominent carriers, such as Maersk, ONE and Hapag-Lloyd, have already leveled scathing criticisms against the lack of capacity in major container ports on the US west coast.

So the problem with bottlenecks that ports in primarily Long Beach and Los Angeles have created is well known, and the criticisms are out in the open, but perhaps more efforts are needed to accelerate the expansion of the ports and thereby eliminate the delays.

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