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Ocean carrier export crisis escalating

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Ocean carrier companies refusing to ship U.S. exports due to booming ecommerce.

Since July 2020, import cargo has been flooding into the U.S. in unprecedented volumes, the result of purchases being made from people being homebound during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), the import volumes have overwhelmed marine terminals at U.S. ports, particularly on the West Coast. However, a more critical issue has been occurring as ocean carriers are now choosing to refuse return shipments of U.S. products in order to return

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