West Coast Seaport Cargo Volumes Outpaced by NY/NJ, PMSA Data Show

West Coast Seaport Cargo Volumes Outpaced by NY/NJ, PMSA Data Show

In September, more imported containers went through the Port of New York and New Jersey than any other U.S. port, including the Port of Los Angeles, according to November edition of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association’s West Coast Trade Report. The report, released Nov. 18, shows that the Port of New York and New Jersey handled 423,424 imported TEUs, far more than the 343,462 TEUs handled by Los Angeles.    With outbound loaded and empty TEUs, the East Coast gateway moved a total of 842,219 TEUs, 18.6% more than the 709,873 TEUs handled in September by the POLA.   “It…
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October Cargo Volumes Rise at Oakland Seaport

October Cargo Volumes Rise at Oakland Seaport

The Port of Oakland saw its cargo volumes rise 5.9% in October compared to the same time a year ago, handling 145,868 loaded TEUs, according to new data released by the port Nov. 17. The Northern California seaport also reported a 4.8% uptick in loaded exports with 66,408 TEUs and 6.7% jump in full imports with 79,459 TEUs last month compared to October 2021. Even with last month’s cargo gains, it’s “insufficient to reverse the declines from earlier this year,” with long-term indicators forecasting overall declining import cargo numbers, the port declared in a statement. Declining freight rates and high…
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October Cargo Volumes Down at Port of Long Beach

October Cargo Volumes Down at Port of Long Beach

Slowing consumer demand and a growing number of imports shifting to Gulf and East Coast seaports affected the number of containers coming through the Port of Long Beach last month, the port said Nov. 10. About 658,428 TEUs moved through Long Beach in October, a 16.6% drop from the same time last year, with imports falling 23.7% to 293,924 TEUs and exports dipping 2% to 119,763 TEUs year over year. Meanwhile, empties dropped 13.4% to 244,743 TEUs last month compared to October 2021.  “The supply chain is returning back to normal and cargo continues to move, so I am optimistic…
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Port of Los Angeles Cargo Volumes Tumble

Port of Los Angeles Cargo Volumes Tumble

The Port of Los Angeles saw its cargo volumes last month tumble 21.5% from the same time a year ago, when the seaport posted its busiest September in history, according to new data released by the port Oct. 19. The port processed 709,873 TEUs in September, with imports down 27% year over year to 343,462 TEUs. Meanwhile, loaded exports in September showed a 3% uptick year over year with 77,680 TEUs. The port moved 288,731 TEUs of empty containers in September, a 20% drop from the same time last year. The port is attributing the numbers in part to a…
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Port of Long Beach August Cargo Numbers Short of Record Month

Port of Long Beach August Cargo Numbers Short of Record Month

As consumer spending slows, the Port of Long Beach saw its cargo numbers dip slightly last month from the same time a year ago, narrowly missing a record month, according to new data released by the port Sept. 16. The seaport handled 806,940 TEUs in August, dipping 0.1% from August 2021, the port’s busiest August on record. Imports fell 5.6% to 384,530 TEUs, while exports inched up 1.6% to 121,408 TEUs last month compared to the same time in 2021. Meanwhile, empties rose 7.2% to 301,001 TEUs year over year. “We’re making great strides in reducing the number of ships…
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Protests Hurt July Cargo Volumes at Port of Oakland

Protests Hurt July Cargo Volumes at Port of Oakland

Last month’s weeklong protests by truck drivers significantly affected cargo numbers at the Port of Oakland, which saw its container volumes fall 28% last month compared to July 2021, according to new data released Wednesday, Aug. 17. The Northern California seaport processed 116,629 loaded TEUs last month, with imports tumbling 26.7% from 94,745 in July 2021 to last month’s 69,463 TEUs. Loaded exports fell even further, dropping 30.8% from 68,153 TEUs in July 2021 to 47,166 TEUs last month. “The port was closed nearly a week last month due to the trucker protests voicing concern over AB5,” Port Maritime Director…
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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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