Port of Long Beach reports dip in cargo for May

Port of Long Beach's cargo volume trade declines in May

Cargo at the Port of Long Beach declined in May due to shifting trade routes and cancelled voyages.

Dockworkers and terminal operators transported 695,937 TEU last month, an 8.2 per cent decrease from May 2023.

Imports fell 4.5 per cent to 345,271 TEU, while exports dropped 21.1 per cent to 100,885 TEU. Empty containers passing through the port fell 7 per cent to 249,782 TEU.

The port has transported 3.4 million TEU in the first five months of 2024, which is still 10 per cent higher than the same time in 2023.

READ: Port of Long Beach nears 3 million TEU moved so far

Port of Long Beach CEO, Mario Cordero, said: “I am confident we will see additional cargo as we work with industry partners to rebuild our market share in this increasingly competitive environment.

“Looking ahead, I anticipate a moderate increase in cargo as we move into summer and we recapture business by delivering the top-notch customer service that makes us the Port of Choice.”

READ: Truck charging station construction begins at Port of Long Beach

Long Beach Harbor Commission President, Bobby Olvera Jr., stated: “Our longshore labour, facilities and industry partners are ready for cargo growth as we head into the shipping season for back-to-school and beyond, thanks to our ability to move goods reliably, quickly and sustainably.

“Over the long term, the San Pedro Bay ports complex will continue to be a strategic and sustainable gateway for trans-pacific trade.”

Its sister port in San Pedro Bay, the Port of Los Angeles, also saw a decline in cargo last month handling 752,893 TEU.

Daily Email Newsletter

Sign up to our daily email newsletter to receive the latest news from Port Technology International.

Supplier Directory

Be listed with industry leaders operating within Ports and Terminals

Webinar Series

Join 500+ attendees on average with a Port Technology International webinar

Latest Stories

Cookie Policy. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.