US container imports strong despite disruption

The number of containers arriving at US ports has remained buoyant, despite disruptions in the Red Sea/Suez region and the Panama Canal.

According to a report by The Maritime Executive, the daily average number of containers arriving in the US, rose by six per cent during January to 65,000 TEU a day on the previous month, with February reportedly strong, too.

Analysts at logistics software provider Descartes said year-on-year volume growth was approximately 13 per cent. Total US import volumes were 2.14m TEU in February, up 19.5 per cent on February 2019. 

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