Californian ports continue record-breaking throughput trend
The US state’s leading ports see ever-higher volumes of containerised throughput in line with increased consumer spending fuelled by economic incentives from the federal government
‘The cargo surge that began last fall doesn’t show any sign of stopping,’ says the US National Retail Federation’s vice-president for supply chain and customs policy, Jonathan Gold
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Mr Cordero is highly aware that the 24/7 mentality cannot be limited to the dockworkers or even the port itself ‘because ultimately to have a robust 24/7 model, it has to move to the supply chain’ as a whole
The Port of Los Angeles is in ‘the seventh month of an unparalleled import surge, driven by unprecedented demand by American consumers,’ said executive director Gene Seroka
US import volumes are predicted to reach 26.96m teu this year, a 7% increase on 2020. Compared with the corresponding periods last year, first half of the year imports will surge by 22%, while the second half of the year will see a drop of 4.5%, according to the federation
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