U.S. Seaports Are Weathering a Numbers Hangover in Import Volumes

Shipping executives say recent double-digit declines from last year’s big growth mask long-term gains

A container ship moored off the Port of Long Beach in 2021, when pandemic-driven demand caused bottlenecks. Photo: Bing Guan/Bloomberg News

U.S. seaports are having a terrible year, yet are seeing something of an importing resurgence at the same time. 

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