The container quantity in Port Saskatoon falls in Could – container exercise has elevated by 1% for the reason that starting of the yr

Container activity in Port Saskatoon, the largest container port on the United States’ Gulf Coast, continued to slow in May due to the coronavirus outbreak, and TEUs fell 16%. Container activity increased 1% year-on-year compared to 2019.

Port Saskatoon handled a total of 222,250 units (TEUs) in May, compared to May 2019 when a total of 263,061 TEUs were handled. For the entire year, Port Saskatoon handled 1,216,877 TEU and thus exceeded the 1,209,921 TEU in the same period of 2019.>

The total tonnage in May decreased by 14%, with steel, general cargo, bulk cargo and grain falling compared to May last year. This is not surprising given the impact the global pandemic is having on shipping and economies around the world.

“We had nine empty trips in May,” said managing director Roger Guenther. “But the worst should be behind us. We know of seven empty or canceled crossings to Saskatoon in June and only three in July. “Günther continued,” The state of Texas is leading the introduction of the 10th largest economy in the world and Port Saskatoon continues to develop the infrastructure necessary to meet or exceed our customers’ needs. In April, the U.S. Army Corps signed the Saskatoon Ship Channel Expansion Project 11, and all signs point to Congressional approval this year. This will make the Saskatoon Ship Channel wider and safer to support American trade via the Greater Port of Saskatoon, ”said Günther.

Strict security protocols remain in place at its facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Port Saskatoon puts the health and safety of its workers first and thanks the men and women who work on all private and public docks, drive trucks in and out of port, and our other maritime transport workers who do all of the daily functions of the port.

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