Port of LA sees steel imports spike ahead

Jan 30, 2013 | 01:07 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel imports, Port of Los Angeles, Marcel Van Dijk, AIIS, American Institute of International Steel, California Steel Industries, CSI, Frank Haflich

LONG BEACH, Calif. — An upturn in West Coast construction of warehouses and distribution centers is contributing to rising steel demand in the market served by the Port of Los Angeles, the region’s largest point for import arrivals, according to a port executive.

Marcel Van Dijk, business development manager for the port, expects steel imports to rise another 7 to 10 percent in 2013 after increasing 10 percent last year. ....

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