Important Long Beach Shipping Update
Imports Settling Down After Surge To Clear Backlog
As officials prepare to count votes on ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement, import cargo volume at the United States’ major retail container ports is returning to normal levels. This all according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released on May 8 by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
There was a massive push to clear the backlog over the past few weeks by top management and according to NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy, Jonathan Gold, the ratification set to take place shortly should lead into a “long period of efficient, dependable operations.” Votes for ratification of the contract tentatively agreed upon in February are scheduled to be counted on May 22. To read the full article, please go HERE.
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