Long Beach’s 7-Month Winning Streak
The Port of Long Beach saw its seventh straight month of increased cargo volumes in January, 2016, having seen a 24.8% rise in container shipments over the same month in 2015 shortly after the port was reeling from congestion issues.
Port of Long Beach terminals moved more than 536,000 TEU in January, 2016 as imports were up 30.3% to more than 278,000 TEU.
Exports rose by 8.4% to more than 106,000 TEU and empty containers rose 28.6% year over year, to more than 150,000 TEU.
Jon Slangerup, CEO at Port of Long Beach, said: “We are encouraged by the strong start to the year, which stands in stark contrast to the congestion we faced a year ago.
“Our January results are another indicator that the hard work by our entire Port team – our customers, employees, business partners and key community stakeholders – continues to deliver superior results.”
The Port of Long Beach is building the Port of the Future by investing in capital and service improvements that will bring long-term, environmentally sustainable growth, and maintain its competitive advantage as the fastest route from Asia to anywhere in North America.
Slangerup concluded: “We are off to a solid start in 2016 and will continue to make the necessary strategic investments in capital, energy and innovative solutions to ensure that Long Beach remains the port of choice for international trade.”
Technical Paper: How Long Beach is Driving US growth
The Port of Long Beach is set to feature in the next edition of Port Technology with Chief Commercial Officer Dr Noel Hacegaba writing a paper on his port entering the mega-ship era.
The Port of Long Beach is ready to accept the 18,000 TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin on February 19, 2016.