At the Port of Long Beach, America’s busiest port, inbound container trade was down 19.5 per cent in May. Photo: Bloomberg

How the US-China trade war is redrawing the rules and structures of global logistics

  • Import traffic at America’s busiest port, the Port of Long Beach in California, dropped in May, suggesting minimal front-loading to beat possible tariff increase on June 1
  • Companies have not been able to make early purchases due to capacity issues in US warehouses and stocked inventories from previous front-loading
Topic |   US-China trade war

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At the Port of Long Beach, America’s busiest port, inbound container trade was down 19.5 per cent in May. Photo: Bloomberg
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Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.