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Jean-Paul Rodrigue: US Labor Dispute Benefits Canadian Ports

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“Canadian Ports Win as Ships Avoid US on Labor Concern”

Bloomberg News and Global Association of Risk Professionals

According to Dr. Rodrigue, a possible strike by US West Coast longshoremen is driving container ship traffic toward British Columbia. According to Bloomberg Intelligence, business in Prince Rupert was up 49 percent in July from a year ago, while business in Seattle dropped 19 percent.

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