Container volumes at ports in the US, Europe and Asia have dropped in the first half of this year as their economies continue to ebb since the pandemic, according to a shipping container analyst.

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on the US West Coast have experienced the largest decline of 24.5%, compared to the first six months of 2022, in container throughput, out of 30 major ports worldwide, Alphaliner said in a report on Wednesday.