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June Tops 677,000 TEUs at the Port of Long Beach

June Tops 677,000 TEUs at the Port of Long Beach
Danny Gill

Tariffs continue to impact cargo traffic at the Port of Long Beach, where volumes declined in June compared to the same month in 2018.

Last June was the busiest month in the Port’s 108-year history, and capped the busiest second quarter during the busiest year ever.

“The story we saw develop in 2018 was retailers forwarding goods to beat tariffs,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “For 2019, it seems that the cargo is all here and warehouses are filled. That’s disrupting container movement and the growth we would normally see this time of year.”

A total of 677,167 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) were processed at the Port of Long Beach in June, 10% fewer than last year. The performance was still the second-best June for the Port.

Imports shrank 13.7% to 331,617 TEUs last month, while exports were flat at 133,833 TEUs, 1% down. Empties loaded onto ships to fill with goods in Asia decreased 9.1% to 211,718 TEUs. The Port has moved 3.7 million TEUs during the first half of 2018, 6.7% off last year’s pace. Second quarter throughput was 1.9 million TEUs, 8.7% down.

 

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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