Port of Long Beach Records Busiest-Ever July

Port of Long Beach Records Busiest-Ever July

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…
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Port of Los Angeles Reports Its Best-Ever June for Cargo

Port of Los Angeles Reports Its Best-Ever June for Cargo

The Port of Los Angeles posted its best June to date last month, processing 876,611 TEUs and narrowly surpassing the previous record month of June 2021, according to data released by the port on Wednesday, July 13. This comes as imports last month fell 5% from June 2021 with 444,680 TEUs. Still, the amount is 12% more than the five previous years averaged, according to POLA figures. Meanwhile, loaded exports in June also dipped 2.3% from the same time last year with 93,890 TEUs at the POLA, where exports have decreased in 39 of the last 44 months. Empty containers…
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Port of Oakland Monthly Cargo Dips Slightly

Port of Oakland Monthly Cargo Dips Slightly

Last month, the number of imports that moved through the Port of Oakland rose 6.7% from the same time a year ago, even as the amount of overall cargo dipped by less than 1% year over year, according to data released by the port Tuesday, July 5. Oakland reported a 0.5 percent increase in May exports year-over-year. The Northern California seaport handled 98,789 TEUs in imports, a win for port officials who pointed to ongoing congestion in the global supply chain. Bottlenecks at some ports and COVID-19 lockdowns at other ports have led to delayed arrivals of cargo to Oakland.…
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Port of Los Angeles Posts Third Busiest Month in History

Port of Los Angeles Posts Third Busiest Month in History

The Port of Los Angeles recorded its third best month ever, handling 967,900 TEUs last month, according to new data released by the port on June 14. Only May 2021 and October 2020 were busier at the port. “Retailers replenished inventory throughout the spring and now we’ll see a transition to back-to-school goods, fall fashion and some early year-end holiday products,” Port Executive Director Gene Seroka remarked. “While American consumers have become more cost conscious, overall demand remains strong.” While imports in May dipped 6.8% year over year, the amount was 21% more than what the port handled in the…
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Port of Long Beach Posts Second-Busiest Month on Record

Port of Long Beach Posts Second-Busiest Month on Record

The Port of Long Beach recorded its second-busiest month ever in May, moving 890,989 TEUs in May, according to new numbers released Thursday, June 9. The amount is second only to May 2021, the port’s busiest month on record, besting May 2022 by 1.8%. Imports last month dipped 1.7% to 436,977 TEUs and exports fell 12.6% to 118,234 TEUs when compared to the same time last year, according to POLB data. Movements of empty containers, meanwhile, increased 2.6% to 335,778 TEUs year over year. “We are moving an extraordinary amount of cargo and continue to work with industry partners to…
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Port of Oakland Cargo Volumes Down

Port of Oakland Cargo Volumes Down

Factory and port closures in China to curb COVID-19 spread and the resulting impact to ocean carrier scheduling contributed to declining cargo volumes at the Port of Oakland last month, according to new statistics released Friday, May 20. The Northern California seaport reported a 7% drop in total cargo numbers last month compared to April 2021, with imports down by 17% and exports down by 18%. China is Oakland’s biggest trade partner. The closures in Shanghai have delayed imported goods to the U.S., the port said. “U.S. exports have been hampered by vessel schedules thrown into disarray in China,” said…
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Port of LA Has Its 2nd-Busiest April Ever

Port of LA Has Its 2nd-Busiest April Ever

Last month, the Port of Los Angeles recorded its second busiest April in history, processing 887,357 TEUs, according to new data released by the port this week. The POLA’s busiest-ever April was last year when the port handled 946,966 TEUs. Imports last month fell 6.8% to 456,670 TEUs year over year and loaded exports dropped 12.7% with 99,878 TEUs year over year, continuing the downward trend in exports in 38 of the last 42 months, according to the port. Empty containers, which are sent overseas to be refilled with goods, dipped 3.4% last month compared to April 2021 with 330,810…
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April Cargo Volumes Up at Port of Long Beach

April Cargo Volumes Up at Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach last month beat its 2021 record for April, handling 10% more cargo year over year with 820,718 TEUs, according to data newly released by the port. Imports for April were up 9.2% at 400,803 TEUs, while exports fell 1.8% to 121,876 TEUs from the same time a year ago. Meanwhile, empty containers rose 16.9% to 298,039 TEUs last month compared to April 2021. “We are working closely with our industry stakeholders to quickly move the cargo off our docks and make room for the next wave of containers,” Long Beach Harbor Commission President Steven Neal…
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Port of Long Beach Has Busiest March for Cargo Volumes 

Port of Long Beach Has Busiest March for Cargo Volumes 

The Port of Long Beach recorded its busiest March ever for cargo volumes, according to data released Thursday, April 14.  Long Beach handled 863,156 TEUs during the month, a 2.7% uptick from March 2021. Imports rose 4.7% to 427,280 TEUs, while exports fell 18.3% to 114,185 TEUs year over year. Empty containers rose 10% to 321,691 TEUs, port data show.  March is typically a slow month for shipping but the port has been working diligently to lower the amount of older containers from terminals and the number of ships waiting to come into the port.  “Imports are on the rise…
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