Busiest U.S. Port for China Trade Says Coronavirus Hits Volume

Busiest U.S Port for China Trade Says Coronavirus Hits Volume

March 10,2020–NewYorkTimes.com

Cargo volumes at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the No. 1 gateway for ocean trade with China, dropped sharply in February due to the coronavirus outbreak and lingering effects from the U.S.-China trade war, port operators said on Tuesday. The spread of the deadly virus known as COVID-19 shut down cities and factories in China for weeks, disrupting ocean and air shipments and roiling global supply chains. China is a vital link in the shipping sector, transporting everything from food to mobile phones and apparel to auto parts.

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