Port Slide May Be Over,
After more than two years of watching fewer and fewer ships calling and less and less cargo come across the docks, port folks along the West Coast are thinking that the long decline may finally be coming to an end. Now the questions for ports are how to get back to where they once were, how long will it take, and is it ever going to be the same?
Four of the five major West Coast container ports posted their December and year-end numbers this week and there was solid evidence that things may be starting to pick up.
It is the December figures - the first positive numbers in more than a year - that has everybody smiling, except perhaps Tacoma.
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