Tuesday, August 17, 2010

SoCal Ports Continue Box Volume Climb In July

The Southern California ports both reported more than 25 percent cargo volume growth during the month of July, continuing an upward trend that began in the first part of the year.

The Port of Long Beach handled a total of 587,881 TEUs in July, a 35.8 percent increase over the same month in 2009. The port also reported handling 293,878 TEUs of loaded inbound traffic, a 32.5 percent increase over the year ago period. Total loaded outbound volume during July was 126,177 TEUs, a 16.4 percent increase over July 2009.

Across San Pedro Harbor, the Port of Los Angeles moved a total of 730,745 TEUs in July, a 26.8 percent increase over the year-ago period. Port officials also reported total loaded inbound box volume climbed 21 percent for the month to 369,388 TEUs and total loaded outbound box moves were 146,368 TEUs, a 5.9 percent increase over July 2009.