If the number of containers filled with goods entering the United States serves as an indicator of the country's economy, then things are moving in the right direction. Last year the number of "imported containers" increased by 3.7 percent, which means that the liner ships carried 18.2 million teu into the United States, reaching the highest level since 2007, and a good indicator that the American economy is improving, says analyst agency Zepol.
2013 started started slow, before finishing with solid growth from July through the rest of the year, according to numbers from Zepol, and the trend continued during the first weeks of 2014. The amount of incoming containers grew by 5.2 percent in the first three weeks of the year.
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