The Port of Long Beach has announced that three of its terminals have broken ship-to-shore (STS) records, following on from its own cargo movement record, which it broke on 11 June.
In a statement, the port said Pier G made 12,589 moves on 23,195 TEU for the NYK Swan and the Long Beach Container Terminals (LBCT) completed 13,278 moves for 24,974 TEU on the COSCO Shipping Denali.
That was in addition to the record which saw dockworkers at Pier T transferring 17,080 containers for the MSC Sveva – a total of 30,744 TEU for a terminal on 11 June. That was a record for the port and North America.
The news comes just Pier 400 at the Port of Los Angeles broke the world record for STS cargo moves when it served the MSC Isabella with a productivity level of 128.2 berth moves and 30 crane moves per hour.
The ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland have been hit particularly hard by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, due to their positions as gateways for US-China trade, with volumes falling.
However, the Port of Long Beach has seen a change in fortunes, with an increase in cargo shipments in May, going so far as to claim the economic effects are beginning to subside.