|Freighter waiting to be unloaded, an all too common site at congested U.S. ports.|
In an effort to avoid congestion at U.S. ports, shippers and forwarders are moving more container traffic through Mexico and Canada. The shift is reflected in the latest figures for traffic growth, which show that both Mexico and Canada enjoyed healthy growth, 5.1% and 4.1% respectively, while U.S. ports saw only 0.8% growth, based on 2015 statistics. Considering that total North American container traffic grew by only 1.5% in 2015, this diversion of cargo is significant.
If you are shipping freight through U.S. ports and are interested in learning how you could benefit by redirecting your shipment through Canada, please contact Debbie McGuire, Manager – Freight Solutions.