East Coast ports poised to poach even more boxes from West

The shift of container shipping services toward U.S. East and Gulf Coast ports and away from West Coast ports is far from over, according to industry veteran John McCown, founder of Blue Alpha Capital and former CEO of liner company Trailer Bridge.

During a discussion presented by investment bank Stifel on Dec. 6, McCown noted that the East/Gulf Coast share of container imports among the top 10 U.S. ports has risen from 43% in 2015 to 47% this year. “I see that trend continuing to play out,” he asserted.

Panama Canal plus U.S. population.

Two factors are…