The exponential growth of e-commerce, which has been accelerated by the pandemic, brought record-level import volume into the U.S. ports. Total imports—at 22.5 million TEUs—saw a 1.8% annual gain over 2019, setting a new annual record. Buoyed by Port of Long Beach’s 6.4% annual increase in imports, the West Coast ports posted a 2.4% increase in import volume after an 11.6% decline at mid-year 2020.
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