The battle for Asian containerized exports rages on between West and East Coast ports. The East had been steadily gaining ground, but COVID-19 is changing the balance in favor of the West, at least in the short term.
Taking share from air
The most immediate effect of the coronavirus, reported by FreightWaves in late March, was a shift from air cargo to premium ocean service.
Advantage West Coast ports. Former air-cargo shippers with time pressures don’t take the long route to the East Coast.