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US container imports move east

New analysis shows that a significant shift is taking place in US container imports. The main reason is China.

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The ports on the US East Coast are decidedly more popular than they were last year. According to the US analyst agency Zepol, the container import at the ports on the US East Coast has increased by all of 15 percent in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period last year.

In comparison, the container import on the US West Coast has dropped by 4 percent, the analysis shows.

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