News ID: 68825 |
Publish Date: 12:39 - 13 September 2016

US Box Imports Remain Strong in 2016

MAJOR US container ports are expected to be at near-peak throughput levels in September amid the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy.

US Box Imports Remain Strong in 2016
According to MANA cited by Global Port Tracker report, imports volume is forecast at 1.67m teu in August, down 0.4% compared with the same period last year. September is predicted at 1.62m teu, down 0.2%.
The report shows major box ports handled 1.63m teu of imports in July, the latest month for which the numbers are available. That was up 3.2% from June and up 0.7% from July 2015.
The report predicts volumes in October to see a 5.3% year-on-year surge to reach 1.63m teu. November volume is estimated at 1.53m teu, up 3.8%, and December at 1.49m teu, up 3.6%.
Import cargo volumes are expected to grow 2.8% in January 2017 to 1.53m teu, according to the report.
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