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More than 40% of retailers and manufacturers plan to shift volume to East Coast ports on a long-term basis as a result of chronic congestion on the West Coast, according to the findings of a new American Shipper research report.
Top executives described initiatives to improve flow of cargo off docks at the nation's two largest ports during the TPM conference in Long Beach.
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said the January export drop “reaffirms the need for strong trade policies to help U.S. businesses increase exports.”
Election proceeded despite the request for a restraining order.
January 2015 totals for U.S.-North American Free Trade were higher than the previous year for rail, truck and air transportation, according to figures from the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Officials say the worst back ups have been alleviated, but challenges remain as countermeasures continue to be implemented.