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U.S. bound Asian cargo redirected to Canadian west coast ports

     Port of Vancouver
  The Port of Vancouver

Key U.S. ports are losing volume to Canadian hubs, offering a shorter transit time from Asia, efficient rail service and greater trucking capacity.  As a result, Canadian berths saw an 18% increase in volumes year over year between January and October, while U.S. ports saw far more modest increases: 1.4% for west coast ports, 6.6% for east coast ports.
 
“We have advised our clients for years to redirect U.S. bound ocean freight to Canadian ports offering multiple competitive advantages,” says David Lychek, Manager – Ocean & Air Services.   “It sounds counter intuitive, but sometimes taking a slightly less direct route means less costs and reduced transit time.”

For more information, contact David Lychek, Manager – Ocean & Air Services.

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