Friday, October 12, 2018

Long Beach Containers Up

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach handled more than eight million TEUs this fiscal year ending Sept. 30, a 10.7 percent jump from the same period last year, according to the latest port’s numbers.

Even though volumes were flat, the port handled 701,204 TEUs, making it its second-busiest September ever. Meanwhile, imports fell 2.5 percent to 357,301 TEUs and exports dipped three percent to 121,561 TEUs.

“We are poised to break our calendar year record at the end of December,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “Despite the tariffs imposed by Washington and Beijing, international trade is showing resilience, and at our Port we are providing a conduit for commerce that’s efficient for our customers and getting their cargo to destinations faster, saving them money.”