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Baltimore cuts capacity for coronavirus, Ikea and Fila may feel shortages

China 2393 Coronavirus 256 Corp - Ports 753 Mode - Containerized 1179 Mode - Seaborne 1501 U.S. 4229

The port of Baltimore closed on Mar. 5 and will do so again on Mar. 17 due to a shortage of inbound shipments from Asia linked to the coronavirus-outbreak. That follows warnings from Los Angeles and New York about similar reductions in traffic. Seaborne imports to Baltimore fell by 3.8% in January and February combined compared to a year earlier, though there was a 12.5% surge in shipments from China. Leading importers to Baltimore from China who may be missing shipments include Ikea and Fila. Baltimore’s performance was similar to the national total. Aggregate U.S. imports of containeri...

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