May Cargo Volumes Dip at L.A., Long Beach Ports

May Cargo Volumes Dip at L.A., Long Beach Ports

The Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports saw their year-over-year cargo numbers for May dip, while year-to-date volumes for this year remained ahead of 2023, according to data released by the ports this month. Los Angeles handled 752,893 TEUs in May, about 3% lower than May 2023, according to data released June 12. Loaded imports fell 4.5% to 390,663 TEUs, while loaded exports jumped 24% to 125,963 TEUs, making May the 12th straight month of export growth. Meanwhile, empties moved fell 12% to 236,268 TEUs when compared to May 2023. Long Beach processed 695,937 TEUs last month, an 8.2% drop…
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Monthly Cargo Volumes Up at LA, Long Beach Seaports

Monthly Cargo Volumes Up at LA, Long Beach Seaports

Cargo volumes in April rose by double digits year over year at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to data released in May. Los Angeles numbers released May 20 showed that the seaport processed 770,337 TEUs, 12% more than April 2023. It also marked the ninth straight month of year-over-year gains. The port handled 416,929 TEUs in loaded imports in April, up 21% from the previous year, while loaded exports soared by 51% from April 2023 with 133,046 TEUs, the 11th month in a row of year-over-year growth in exports. “All our vital operational statistics at the…
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Port of Oakland Cargo Volumes Up Significantly in March

Port of Oakland Cargo Volumes Up Significantly in March

The Port of Oakland saw cargo volumes grow by double digits in March, according to data released by the port April 24. The Northern California seaport moved 19.1% more cargo overall last month than it did in March 2023, handling 202,816 TEUs, the data show. For the fifth straight month, full imports at the port rose year over year with a 38.4% spike from March 2023, moving 83,483 imported TEUs last month, a result of “rising incomes and rising net worth among consumers in major Northern California markets,” the port said in a statement. Loaded exports also climbed for a…
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October Cargo Volumes Up at Port of Long Beach

October Cargo Volumes Up at Port of Long Beach

For the second straight month, the Port of Long Beach has seen overall cargo volumes rise year over year, according to new statistics released by the port Nov. 15. Long Beach processed 14.7% more cargo last month than it did in October 2022 with 755,150 TEUs. The data showed that imports rose 23.6% to 363,300 TEUs, while exports fell 24.8% to 90,073 TEUs year over year. October empty containers were up 23.3% to 301,777 TEUs compared to the same time last year. The port is attributing the spike to the anticipation of holiday shopping and a continued push to regain…
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Port of Oakland Records Highest Export Numbers of 2023

Port of Oakland Records Highest Export Numbers of 2023

The Port of Oakland in October saw its largest volume of loaded exports in a single month so far this year with 68,974 TEUs, according to data released by the port Nov. 17. The export amount is 4% more exports than in October 2022, a result of exporters returning to a less congested supply chain that had been disrupted by a pandemic-driven demand for imports. “Our port remains the preferred export gateway for fruits, nuts, meats, and grains since we are the closest to agricultural areas in the Central Valley,” port Maritime Director Bryan Brandes said. “We also offer the…
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BC’s Port of Vancouver Sees Mid-Year Trade Growth, But Softer Container Volumes

BC’s Port of Vancouver Sees Mid-Year Trade Growth, But Softer Container Volumes

During the first half of 2023, the Port of Vancouver in British Columbia showed an 11% growth in trade compared to the same time period in 2022, but softer container volumes, according to new data released Sept. 25 by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The port reported a 14% decrease in overall container volumes to 1.6 million TEUs in the first half of 2023 versus the same time period in 2022, a reflection of a softening economy. Imports fell about 18%, while exports rose 14%, according to port data. Meanwhile, grain, auto and cruise businesses drove trade growth at the…
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August Cargo Volumes Mark Port of LA’s 1st YOY Rise in 13 Months

August Cargo Volumes Mark Port of LA’s 1st YOY Rise in 13 Months

The Port of Los Angeles handled 828,016 TEUs in August, 3% more than the same month in 2022, the first year-over-year increase in a month in 13 months, according to data released by the port Sept. 14. August loaded imports was up 7% from the previous year with 433,224 TEUs, while loaded exports saw a 22% jump from 2022 with 124,988 TEUs. Meanwhile, empties fell 10% year over year to 269,804 TEUs. Los Angeles has moved 5,649,686 TEUs in the first eight months of 2023, 21% less than the same time span in 2022, data show. “August was a very…
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POLB Monthly Cargo Dips Significantly

POLB Monthly Cargo Dips Significantly

The Port of Long Beach saw fewer amounts of cargo come through its docks in July than during the same month last year, data released by the port Aug. 15 show. July 2022 had been the port’s busiest July ever. The Southern California seaport handled 578,249 TEUs in July, a whopping 26.4% decline from July 2022’s 785,843 units, which was a record month for the port. Imports also fell 27.9% to 271,086 TEUs (from 376,175) and exports dropped 17.6% to 90,134 TEUs (from 109,411) year over year. Empty containers for July also slid 27.7% to 217,030 TEUs when compared to…
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Northwest Seaport Alliance Sees Overall July Cargo Dip

Northwest Seaport Alliance Sees Overall July Cargo Dip

The Northwest Seaport Alliance moved 9.9% fewer cargo containers last month than it did in July 2022, according to data released by the NWSA Aug. 17. The alliance, consisting of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, moved 234,875 TEUs in cargo overall last month. Although full imports inched up 0.2% full exports fell 7.6% between July 2022 and July 2023. “Year-over-year comparisons continue to reflect the pandemic-driven conditions of 2022 and ongoing soft import demand relative to last year,” the alliance explained in a statement. So far in 2023, NWSA moved more than 1.63 million TEUs, a 21.2% year-over-year decrease,…
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NWSA Sees Biggest Monthly Container Volumes of 2023

NWSA Sees Biggest Monthly Container Volumes of 2023

The Northwest Seaport Alliance saw its biggest container volume month of 2023 last month when it handled 252,232 units, according to data released by the alliance July 19. The NWSA, which is the marine cargo partnership jointly operated by ports of Seattle and Tacoma, also reported a 16.1% increase in June in full imports and an almost 5% jump in full exports last month over May. “Ocean service schedule consistency has improved at the gateway, helping drive the month-over-month improvement,” the NWSA said in a statement. Meanwhile, year-over-year statistics continue to reflect 2022’s pandemic-driven numbers and continued softening of import…
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