The Port of Long Beach saw its busiest month ever in June, surging past the previous mark with an increase of 14.2% when compared month-on-month to June, 2017.
The port’s terminals handled 752,188 TEU, 4.4% higher than the previous best month record set in July, 2017.
The port also broke its second quarter record by handling nearly 4 million TEU in June, almost double the level set by its previous best second quarter in 2017.
“We are on track to beat our historic pace from 2017,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero.
Dr Noel Hacegaba, Chief Commercial Officer of the Port of Long Beach, discusses trimming truck turn times
“The domestic and global economies are good, which is why we’re seeing all of this activity. Certainly the escalating trade tensions have everyone in the industry concerned, but we’re going to continue to provide excellent customer service and fulfil our mission of facilitating commerce.”
Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum said: “We’re pleased to see cargo moving efficiently, even as record volumes continue.
“With the Port getting ready to enter the peak season and retailers replenishing their stocks for the holidays, it’s great to see these volumes and the smooth flow of goods.”