Long Beach Cargo Volume Rises in July
Port activity shows steady growth in imports, exports
August 15, 2013
Containerized cargo volume climbed 7.6 percent in July at the Port of Long Beach compared to the same month one year ago, with both imports and exports showing solid increases.
A total of 562,166 TEUs (or twenty-foot equivalent container units) moved through Long Beach in July. Imports increased 12.9 percent to 294,926 TEUs. Exports were up 6.2 percent to 132,290 TEUs.
Empty containers were down 1.3 percent to 134,950 TEUs in July. With imports exceeding exports, empties are sent overseas to be refilled with goods.
For the first seven months of 2013, 13.2 percent more cargo has moved through Long Beach compared to the same period in 2012 ? including 15.7 percent more imports, 9.5 percent more exports and 12 percent more empties. These increases are in part due to the larger ships calling at the Port more frequently and the addition of service lines starting in the last part of 2012.
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For more details on the cargo numbers, visit www.polb.com/stats.