Non-essential cargo piles up at US ports

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The US port system may be facing a major backload of containers, with some of the largest ports along the US East Coast now searching for available land to boost temporary storage capacity on or off terminal grounds. The demand for storage space is growing as some retailers and manufacturers fail to pick up containers because warehouses are full or closed due to not being deemed essential service providers responding to COVID-19, or because retailers have requested delayed deliveries at distribution centers.

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