The Port of Long Beach has seen its busiest March on record, moving a total of 863,156 TEU.
The sum demonstrates a 2.7 per cent increase over the port’s container volumes in March 2021.
Last month, import containers increased 4.7 per cent to 427,280 TEU, while exports slumped to 114,185 TEU, a reduction of 18.3 per cent year-on-year.
Empty containers moved through the port reached 321,691 TEU, rising 10 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Year-to-date volumes at the Port of Long Beach have now reached 2,460,659 TEU, marking Q1 2022 as its most active quarter yet. The previous record was set during Q4 2020.
“Imports are on the rise as we continue to clear the line of ships waiting to enter our Port and move containers off the docks,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero.
“Collaborating with our industry stakeholders has led to notable improvements across the supply chain.”
Steven Neal, Long Beach Harbor Commission President, added: “Our dockworkers should be commended for a successful March by going above and beyond to keep goods moving.
“Our partnerships with labour and industry continue to make us a leader in trans-Pacific trade.”
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have also made the decision to delay the start of the ‘Container Dwell Fee‘ yet again until 22 April.
Since the program was announced on 25 October, the twin ports have seen a combined decline of 42 per cent in aging cargo on the docks.