A table of data released by Zepol Corporation shows the top 10 ports in the US, showing each port’s performance over the last five years.
The Port of Long Beach, the US’s second largest port, has seen the biggest boom in volumes in recent months, having recently experienced a record month in August, 2015 for its container throughput with an increase of more than 18%.
This result is impressive given the serious disruptions over the winter 2014/15 period as a result of the labour disputes which caused crippling congestion and a closure of more than 25 ports along the US West Coast.
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According to the graph, the top ports have seen volumes fluctuate, yet grow steadily, since 2010, after a dip due financial crisis of 2008.
Volumes have since increased back to their pres-recession projected numbers, with the top three expecting to match or exceed their previous volumes.
(Source: Zepol Corporation)