Europe Crisis Imperils U.S. Sales

Europe Crisis Imperils U.S. Sales

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Vessels are loaded and unloaded with containers at the Port of Baltimore facility in Baltimore, Maryland. Weaker European sales are also reflected in outbound container volumes from U.S. East Coast ports, which fell 2.6 percent in April from a year earlier after a 0.9 percent drop in March, according to data compiled by Bloomberg News.