Tuesday, June 15, 2010

SoCal Ports See Strong Box Numbers in May

The Southern California ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles reported exceptionally strong container traffic growth in May, marking nearly six straight months of positive growth.

The Port of Long Beach handled a total of 524,715 TEUs during the month of May, a 25.1 percent increase over May 2009. Total loaded inbound boxes moved during May were up 26.8 percent to 264,505 TEUs, and total loaded outbound boxes climbed 14.5 percent to 138,659 TEUs, both compared to May 2009.

Across the bay, Los Angeles port officials reported that total container traffic for the month of May saw 689,429 TEUs move across their docks and wharves, a 19.9 percent increase over the year-ago period. Total loaded inbound traffic also rose 12.5 percent for the month to 342,171 TEUs. The port also saw total loaded outbound container traffic increase 5.3 percenthandled 160,621 TEUs