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Economist revised forecasts, predicting lower import growth and a second year of declines in exports.
The transportation advisory firm said 2014 container volumes rose 5 percent on the westbound transpacific and 9 percent from Asia to Europe, but all North American export lanes struggled.
Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou told American Shipper container lines need to adapt to permanent overcapacity, and cited Maersk's network management as the primary driver of bumper profits in recent years.
Election proceeded despite the request for a restraining order.
January 2015 totals for U.S.-North American Free Trade were higher than the previous year for rail, truck and air transportation, according to figures from the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Officials say the worst back ups have been alleviated, but challenges remain as countermeasures continue to be implemented.