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Shipping Times From Asia to West Coast Start to Shorten

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"After more than two years of chronic delays in container shipping, shippers are finally seeing continuing improvements in both transit times and port delays," according to global shipping industry consultant Drewry.

Since this past January, "port congestion in North America - the most congested region - has halved from 20 times the norm to about 10 times the norm, based on the Automated Information Systems measurements analyzed by Drewry in the latest Container Capacity Insight.

"Transpacific, eastbound 'best case' transit times" to the West Coast of the United States "have shortened from about 34 days in January to 20 days last week."

However, congestion in North America - as well as Asia, the Middle East and Europe - "remains elevated by historical standards.

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