LA/Long Beach Ports See Double Digit Drop – The Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach experienced a 10.2% drop in cargo volume in February compared to the same month last year.  Long Beach saw an even steeper drop of 20.1% during the same time period.  This is the second straight month of double digit declines for the port complex that has been severely impacted by ongoing congestion problems.

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U.S. East Coast Ports See First 10,000 TEU Vessel – The 10,060-TEU ZIM Tianjin called the Ports of New York-New Jersey and Savannah this week.  This is the largest container ship to be handled by the U.S. East Coast.  The Atlantic Ports are preparing for 2016 when the larger locks of the Panama Canal are scheduled to open, allowing larger vessels to make the trip.

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Port Klang Plans Improvement Without Specifics – Malaysia is planning to invest over $80 million in improvements to “last-mile connectivity” to Port Klang.  The announcement was met with some skepticism by industry experts as few details about the plans were released.  Port Klang is the world’s 12th largest port by volume.

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