Port Report: 2M Ship Largest To Call On U.S. As Lots Of Empty Containers Wait To Be Reshored

Benzinga | March 12, 2019

Port Report: 2M Ship Largest To Call On U.S. As Lots Of Empty Containers Wait To Be Reshored
Big ships come to U.S. even as backhaul cargoes still lacking, and truckers deal with terminal shut-outs and chassis imbalances.The largest container ship ever to call on the United States is arriving this week at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, part of a 2M alliance service offering.Big ship vessel calls are always a point of pride as they allow a port to show off their readiness to handle ever larger container ships. But big ships also illustrate the troubled economics for ocean carriers and difficulties on the landside for handling those larger ships.

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Recently, much light has been shed on Thailand’s strength to become the logistic hub for ASEAN. Given the geographic advantage and manufacturers’ willingness to smooth connectivity, Thailand is naturally picked as the logistic centre of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the world’s fastestgrowing economic region.

Spotlight

Recently, much light has been shed on Thailand’s strength to become the logistic hub for ASEAN. Given the geographic advantage and manufacturers’ willingness to smooth connectivity, Thailand is naturally picked as the logistic centre of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the world’s fastestgrowing economic region.

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