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Port of Long Beach volumes decrease 0.1pct in January 2019

Logistic News - Published on Tue, 19 Feb 2019

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The Port of Long Beach hovered near record container cargo levels to begin the New Year. In January, dockworkers handled 657,286 twenty-foot equivalent units, a 0.1% decrease compared to the Port’s all-time January record set in 2018, which turned out to be the Port’s busiest year. Imports totalled 323,838 TEUs, down 0.3%. Exports slid 2.7% to 117,288 TEUs while the number of empty containers shipped overseas rose 1.6% to 216,160 TEUs.

Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mr Mario Cordero, said that “It’s encouraging to see these healthy volumes to start the year. As long as the economy is performing well, we expect our container trade to mirror it. Regardless, the Port will continue to focus on delivering operational excellence, working with ocean carriers, terminals, truckers, labor, cargo owners and all of our many stakeholders.”

Long Beach Harbor Commission President Tracy Egoscue, said that “While it will be a challenge to top last year, when we moved the most cargo in our 108-year history, we do anticipate modest growth in 2019. The Commission would like to wish our supply chain partners in Asia a happy Lunar New Year, and prosperous months ahead.”

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Tue, 19 Feb 2019
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