Long Beach tops July volume record by 0.13pc to 785,843 TEU

THE Port of Long Beach had its busiest July on record having lifted 785,843 TEU, just topping the July record set last year by 0.13 per cent.


Imports declined 1.8 per cent to 376,175 TEU while exports were down 0.5 per cent to 109,411 TEU. Empties were up 2.8 per cent to 300,257 TEU.


"We are continuing to seek solutions to improve efficiency as a record-breaking number of containers have been moved," said Port of Long Beach executive director Mario Cordero.


"We hope to relieve some of the stress points by continuing to support a transition of the entire supply chain to 24/7 operations and ensuring our industry partners can track containers with our new Supply Chain Information Highway data solution," he said.


Said Long Beach Harbour Commission president Sharon Weissman: "Our waterfront workforce continues to ensure trade moved through the port at a record-setting pace. We continued to strengthen our partnerships with labour and industry to ensure our spot as a leader in transpacific trade."


With the July result, the Port of Long Beach has broken monthly records in six out of the last seven months. The port has moved 5,793,621 TEU during the first seven months of 2022, up 4.6 per cent from the same period last year.


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Long Beach tops July volume record by 0.13pc to 785,843 TEU
Long Beach tops July volume record by 0.13pc to 785,843 TEU