The Port of Long Beach has recorded its second-busiest month on record and its strongest month so far in 2022.
In May 2022, dockworkers and terminal operators across the port processed 890,989 TEU, a 1.8 per cent decline over May 2021, which remains Long Beach’s busiest ever month.
Imports fell by 1.7 per cent year-on-year to 436,977 TEU and exports were down 12.6 per cent to 118,234 TEU. Empty containers moved through the port increased by 2.6 per cent to 335,778 TEU.
“We are moving an extraordinary amount of cargo and continue to work with industry partners to quickly move imports and empties off the docks,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero.
“Looking ahead, we are ready for the traditional summertime surge to coincide with China’s recovery from a lengthy lockdown.”
Steven Neal, Long Beach Harbor Commission President, added: “We appreciate the hardworking people who quickly process cargo and make the Port of Long Beach a leader in trans-Pacific trade.
“We are collaborating with federal, state, local and industry stakeholders to find long-term solutions that will satisfy consumer demand and increase efficiency at the port.”
Looking ahead, port officials predict a significant cargo influx as the lockdown in Shanghai has finally been lifted.
Over the first five months of this year, the Port of Long Beach has now moved a total of 4,172,366 TEU, up 3.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2021.
Last month, the port also recruited Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power its Supply Chain Information Highway.
The Highway aims to boost visibility and efficiency of cargo movement at the Port and throughout the supply chain. The new system will allow supply chain stakeholders to obtain actionable insights to help with planning, scheduling, and improving their systems.