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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March Cargo Volumes Up at L.A., Long Beach Ports

March Cargo Volumes Up at L.A., Long Beach Ports

The nation’s two busiest seaports each saw year-over-year cargo volumes rise in March, according to new data released by the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports. The Port of LA announced April 17 that it processed 743,417 TEUs last month, a year-over-year growth of 19%. It was also the eighth month in a row of year-over-year growth. When compared to the same time last year, March loaded imports rose 19% at 379,542 TEUs and loaded exports soared 47% with 144,718 TEUs, the seaport’s busiest month for exports in more than four years. It also reflects 10 straight months of year-over-year…
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Cargo Volumes Up at L.A., Oakland Ports

Cargo Volumes Up at L.A., Oakland Ports

Cargo volumes were up at the Los Angeles and Oakland seaports in February, a sign of stronger consumer spending, according to new data. The Port of L.A. saw a 60% spike in overall cargo year over year in February, when it handled 781,434 TEUs, marking seven straight months of year-over-year increases, according to data released by the port March 18. POLA imports in February rose 64% to 408,764 TEUs, while loaded exports jumped 61% to 132,755 TEUs when compared to the same time last year. Empties also spiked 54% to 239,916 TEUs year over year. Through the first two months…
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Port of Long Beach Posts YOY Cargo Growth in February

Port of Long Beach Posts YOY Cargo Growth in February

The Port of Long Beach saw a 24.1% year-over-year growth in overall cargo volumes last month with 674,723 TEUs, according to data released March 13 by the port. Imports rose 29.4% to 329,850 TEUs while exports tumbled 21.1% to 87,474 TEUs last month compared to February 2023. Meanwhile, empties spiked 44.8% to 257,400 TEUs year over year. During the two months of 2024, Long Beach processed 1,348,738 TEUs, about 20.7% more than the first two months of 2023, the data show. The port is attributing “cooling inflation, rising consumer confidence and an ongoing effort to recapture market share boosted cargo…
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Port of Oakland No. 1 in Annual Reefer Cargo

Port of Oakland No. 1 in Annual Reefer Cargo

The Port of Oakland moved $7.1 billion worth of refrigerated cargo in 2023, making it No. 1 in TEU volumes for reefer exports in the U.S. last year, the port announced Feb. 21. The Northern California seaport saw its reefer export numbers rise by 4.1% last year to 18.3%, while the nation’s total volumes for reefer exports tumbled by 20%. The port added that it has ranked first among U.S. seaports in international reefer export TEUs for seven straight years, moving perishable products such as beef, pork, fruit, dairy and vegetables, the port’s top reefer exports to overseas destinations such…
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January Cargo Volumes Up at LA, Long Beach Ports

January Cargo Volumes Up at LA, Long Beach Ports

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach started 2024 strong with year-over-year double-digit increases in January, mainly a result of shippers rushing to stock shelves before the start of the Lunar New Year, according to both ports. The Port of Los Angeles posted its second-busiest January last month, moving 855,652 TEUs. That’s an 18% jump from January 2023 and represents six straight months of year-over-year growth, according to data released Feb. 14. LA handled 441,763 TEUs in loaded imports, a 19% increase, and processed 126,554 TEUs in loaded exports, a 23% spike from the same time last year. Empties…
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Port of Oakland Sees YOY Cargo Bounce Back in December

Port of Oakland Sees YOY Cargo Bounce Back in December

The Port of Oakland’s overall cargo volumes were down sizably in 2023, but it saw loaded imports and exports rise by double-digits in December compared to the same month a year prior, according to data released by the Northern California seaport Jan. 22. Oakland moved 76,347 TEUs in full imports in December, a 16.4% jump from 65,566 TEUs in December 2022 and the largest monthly total since July 2023, according to the data. The port also handled 65,801 TEUs in full exports last month, a 12.9% increase from the 58,302 TEUs in December 2022. The new numbers signal to the…
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POLB CEO Outlines Port’s 2024 Goals and Priorities

POLB CEO Outlines Port’s 2024 Goals and Priorities

During his seventh annual ‘State of the Port’ address, which was given Jan. 17 in front of an audience of about 800, Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Officer Cordero announced that construction is expected to begin this year on the port’s Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, which aims to move cargo more quickly, make the port more competitive and improve the environment for nearby communities. As the centerpiece of the POLB’s on-dock rail projects, the Pier B On-Dock Rail facility would move freight faster and more sustainably, Cordero said. Specifically, he remarked, it would double the size of…
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