Port of Long Beach moves 2.7 million TEU in April

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Port of Long Beach moves 2.7 million TEU in April

Trade via the Port of Long Beach increased in April, marking the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year (YoY) cargo growth.

According to the port, dockworkers and port operators moved 750,424 TEU last month, up 14.4 per cent from April 2023.

Imports increased 16.3 per cent to 364,665 TEU, while exports decreased 19.9 per cent to 98,266 TEU.

Empty containers travelling through the port climbed by 30.7 per cent to 287,493 TEU.

Port of Long Beach CEO, Mario Cordero, said: “Imports are steadily climbing as we continue to work with industry partners to rebuild our market share. We are strengthening our competitiveness with our brand of operational excellence, customer service and ongoing infrastructure investments that will keep cargo moving efficiently well into the future.”

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Long Beach Harbor Commission President, Bobby Olvera Jr., stated: “Our highly skilled workforce and terminal operators continue to raise the bar on growing cargo volumes safely and sustainably. Our collaboration with labour and industry makes us the Port of Choice.”

The port has moved 2.7 million TEU through the first four months of 2024, up 15.8 per cent from the same period in 2023.

In March, the Port of Long Beach saw an increased throughput due to rising consumer confidence, marking the seventh consecutive month of YoY cargo growth.

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