US Import Demand Is Dropping Off A Cliff
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US Import Demand Is Dropping Off A Cliff

By Henry Byers of FreightWaves

The latest ocean container bookings data reveals that despite the strong levels of inbound cargo during the first five months of 2022, import demand is not just softening — it’s dropping off a cliff. Because capacity on the trans-Pacific has remained relatively stable, Drewry’s container spot rates from China to the West Coast have plunged 41% month-over-month to $9,630.

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