LONG BEACH, Apr 26 (FAM) – The growing number of mega container ships that are being delivered to ocean container carriers in 2017 and beyond are bound to benefit West Coast ports, including Long Beach, Los Angeles and Oakland, because “there are no ports on the East Coast and Gulf, at present, that can handle ships of this size,” Beacon Economics’ international trade advisor said.

Despite the fact that California ports have lost market share to ports such as Houston, New Orleans, Charleston and Savannah, “this is partly a function of the increased location of manufacturing in Southern States by global manufacturers. In the long term, container volumes are going to continue to rise at California ports, especially with the arrival of the mega container