Port of Long Beach sees over 2 million TEU for Q1 2024

Port of Long Beach sees over 2 million TEU for Q1 2024

The Port of Long Beach has seen an increased throughput for the month of March thanks to rising consumer confidence, marking the seventh consecutive month of year-over-year cargo growth.

The Port has moved 2,002,820 TEU during the first quarter of 2024, up 16.4 per cent from the same period in 2023.

Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 654,082 TEU last month, an 8.3 per cent increase from March 2023.

Imports grew 8.4 per cent to 302,521 TEU and exports were down 21.3 per cent to 105,099 TEU. Empty containers moving through the port jumped 28.9 per cent to 246,464 TEU.

“Consumer demand remains strong and continues to drive cargo through this vital gateway for trans-Pacific trade,” said Port of Long Beach CEO Mario Cordero.

“We will continue to build the infrastructure that will allow us to grow our trade strategically and sustainably.”

READ: Port of Long Beach trade rises in January

“Steady cargo flows lead to steady jobs for our dedicated workforce,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President, Bobby Olvera Jr.

“We will continue our role as the Port of Choice by moving cargo quickly, reliably and sustainably while providing outstanding customer service.”

Earlier this year, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the nomination of U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Ryan Manning to command the Security Division at the nation’s second busiest seaport.

More recently, the Ports of Los Angeles (LA) and Long Beach released an Initial Study/Notice of Preparation (IS/NOP) for the proposed Goods Movement Workforce Training Facility.

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