Container Cargo Volume Rebounds in April
Imports up 12 percent from the same period last year
May 12, 2011
After a slight dip in container cargo volume in March compared to a year ago, the Port experienced a rebound in April with a 12 percent increase in imports and a 9.5 percent growth overall compared to April 2010.
Overall, the Port moved 531,090 twenty-foot equivalent container units last month compared to 485,059 TEUs in April of last year.
Port terminals handled 270,107 TEUs of import containers, almost 30,000 TEUs more than a year ago. Exports jumped by 10.4 percent to 143,683 TEUs, aided by a weaker dollar and growing demand abroad. Empty container moves were up 3.2 percent to 117,300 TEUs. Most empty containers are bound overseas for refilling.
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