How carriers handled the conflict on the US West Coast

Which container carriers have handled the disruptions on the US West Coast the best? Read on to learn more.

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The massive congestion in the ports on the US West Coast following the nine month labor conflict in 29 ports has definitely caused great disruptions for shippers and container carriers. But which carriers have performed best in terms of withstanding the pressure? SeaIntel has looked into this topic in a new analysis that shows a big differences among carriers that operate vessels on the same services. Everyone was affected by the congestion, according to SeaIntel.

But not everyone was affected to the same degree, and this could be worth noting for shippers, according to the analyst agency, which has zoomed in on December 2014 and January 2015, and included all deep-sea services - not just Transatlantic services - in the study.

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