Efficiency in the international cargo transportation network is a critical factor for the health of the global economy. It’s no secret that U.S. ports lack in efficiency, capacity and technology compared to Asian and European ports, especially since the arrival of megaships.
Megaships, the largest of which can hold up to 20,000 TEUs, have created congestion at U.S. ports, and they’ve revealed deeper problems with American container transportation infrastructure.
What’s Wrong with U.S. Ports?
There are many challenges that create congestion and inefficiency at U.S. ports, but major problems include: