BTS report analyzes container trade trends

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released “The Changing Tide of U.S.-International Container Trade,” a report examining historical U.S. maritime trends, changes in U.S. trading partners and current U.S. marine trade patterns.

The report, available at, also compares container vessel calls, container vessel capacity and the average deadweight tonnage of vessels calling at seaports along the U.S. Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf Coasts.

In addition, the report highlights the typical container port and terminal construction projects recently completed along the Pacific Coast.