Zepol Corporation released a report analyzing the trade activity for the top 20 ports in the United States. The annual report provides detailed import information for each port and compares trends to the previous year as well as sheds light upon potential future developments.
Four Key Insights Found in the Report:
1. The top port in the U.S., the Port of Los Angeles, surpassed all other ports by over 1 million TEUs (twenty-foot containers) and over 500,000 shipments.
2. Based on TEU volume, 11 of the top 20 ports posted positive growth from 2011 to 2012.
3. The Port of Tacoma saw the greatest growth in 2012, with a TEU increase of 29% from 2011.
4. The top 20 ports account for 97% of all TEU imports into the United States.