Last Friday, we released our 2008 Bill of Lading data
results illustrating trends in container traffic. Further information is detailed within our press release, “U.S. Customs Data shows Container Traffic Decline in the 4th Quarter
”. Imports were down 4.7% for the year and 7.3% for the 4th quarter. Zepol uses the shipping records
from U.S. Customs data to determine how many containerized imports were made during the year. Below is a graph showing a comparison between 2007 and 2008.