SeaIntel: US container market leaves crisis behind

Judging by container volumes, the United States seems to have left the financial crisis behind, and ports on the east coast in particular seem to benefit from carriers' decision to switch from Panama to Suez.

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The North American container market has left the financial crisis behind, concludes SeaIntel on the basis of a new analysis of developments in a series of US ports.

According to the analysis, ports on the east coast, in particular, are experiencing growth in the form of increasing container volumes as more and more carriers chose to sail via the Suez Canal rather than Panama on their services between Asia and the US east coast.

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