Transpacific liner operators continue to re-route services from Asia to the east coast of the US in their bid to beat port congestion.

The trend is expected to continue ahead of crunch talks between US labour unions and port employers that shippers fear could lead to further disruption.

Container shipping capacity deployed from Asia to the US East Coast (USEC) grew by a massive 28.1% over the past year, according to Alphaliner figures.