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Despite the late-2014 cargo spillover and frenzy to clear the U.S. West Coast cargo backlog because of disputes during longshore negotiations, U.S. containerized trade in the first half of 2015 was essentially flat, inching up 1.4 percent year-over-year to 15.7 million 20-foot-equivalent units, according to PIERS, a sister product of The Journal of Commerce within IHS.

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