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Ports On Both Coasts Post Record-High Container Traffic In 2016

Ports on Both Coasts Post Record-High Container Traffic in 2016

It was a record-setting year in 2016 for several of the top North American container ports, although the Hanjin Shipping Co. bankruptcy filing in August dashed hopes for a strong showing at the country’s second-largest port. The L.A. port authority announced that its terminals handled 8,856,782 industry-standard 20-foot-equivalent units in 2016, breaking the 10-year-old mark of 8,469,853. The 2016 results were an 8.5% gain from the 8,160,458 TEUs in 2015 and marked the sixth time in 10 years that the port broke the 8 million mark. read more at

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