01 Mar Survey: Shippers reveal plans to divert cargo from West Coast to East Coast ports, including Charleston.
The trade publication reports that 65 percent of 138 shippers surveyed last week plan to permanently divert cargo away from West Coast ports because of recent labor problems between port owners and union workers that exacerbated congestion at the busy terminals. An agreement between the two sides was approved late last month, but shippers say they don’t believe that will completely solve the congestion problems.
Nearly 23 percent of shippers said they will send their cargo to ports in the Southeast, including Charleston. Northeast and Gulf Coast ports, tied at 16.1 percent, were the shippers’ second choice….
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