Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Busy October for Long Beach

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach posted its second-busiest October, according to latest numbers released Friday.

Long Beach handled 688,425 TEUs, 2.4 percent less than October 2018. Imports fell 7.4 percent to 337,062 TEUs, while exports rose 9.8 percent to 131,635 TEUs. Empty containers dipped 0.8 percent to 219,728 TEUs.

“As the trade war lingers, these tariffs continue to impact the US economy and have created uncertainty for the business of importers and exporters,” said port executive director Mario Cordero. “We are hopeful for a prompt resolution of the tariff situation between the US and China. In the meantime, we are moving forward with capital improvements that should bring long-term growth.”