West Coast Growth Lags East and Gulf Coast Ports

U.S. West Coast ports handled 13.1 million 20-foot-equivalent units or 67.5 percent of the 19.4 million TEUs in U.S. containerized cargo trade with Asian countries in 2012, a decline of 0.3 percent year-over-year and just 0.5 percent above the pre-recession year of 2008.