Port of Long Beach Records Busiest-Ever July

Stacked containers at a Port of Long Beach terminal. Photo via POLB.

The Port of Long Beach said that it saw its best July ever last month when it processed 785,843 TEUs, according to new data released by the seaport Aug 11.

Last month’s overall volumes narrowly topped the previous record month, July 2021, by 0.13%.

The port netted its busiest July even though imports last month dipped 1.8% to 376,175 TEUs and exports dropped slightly by 0.5% to 109,411 TEUs year over year. Meanwhile, the amount of empties rose 2.8% to 300,257 TEUs.

July’s numbers mark the sixth month the port has shattered monthly records in the last seven months. So far, the port has handled more than 5.79 million TEUs this year, 4.6% more than the same time in 2021.

“We are continuing to seek solutions to improve efficiency as a record-breaking number of containers move through the port,” POLB Executive Director Mario Cordero said. “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.”

More information on the port’s cargo volumes is available at polb.com/statistics.

By Karen Robes Meeks