Shippers Weighing Options As Ports Jockey for Position

Moyer said LJM’s ecommerce clients are responding differently to the port issues depending on their size. Larger customers, he said, are moving volume back to the West coast, but keeping a portion of it somewhere else so infrastructure is in place as a safety position. He said smaller companies importing from Asia, on the other hand, generally can’t afford to maintain two distribution channels and are putting all their eggs in the West coast basket.

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