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Congestion in major ports hits container lines with loss of revenue

Container lines are losing revenue on the massive traffic problems in ports across the globe. Routes from China to the US West Coast alone trigger double-digit million dollar losses.

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Traffic problems in ports around the world are costing container lines huge sums in lost revenue, writes Alphaliner.

This applies especially to the major ports on the US West Coast; Los Angeles and Long Beach, both of which are hit by congestion due to a towering demand for goods from Asia. At the start of the week, 41 ships were waiting outside the ports.

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