Long Beach touts Q1 record

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Source: American Shipper

 Port of Long Beach said it handled 575,258 TEUs in March, an increase of 13.8 percent compared to the same month last year.
   Dockworkers moved 267,824 import TEUs in March, 7.3 percent more than a year ago. Exports grew 18.3 percent to 142,419 TEUs, and the port handled 165,015 TEUs of empty containers.
   “Our March cargo jumped despite the shipping slowdown during the Lunar New Year holiday in China,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “One of the most encouraging signs throughout this surge in cargo last year and this year is the operational efficiency at our marine terminals. We are handling record levels of cargo with no delays.”
   The port said 2018 saw its best-ever first quarter, with marine terminals handling almost 1.9 million TEUs, 19.4 percent more than the first quarter of 2017, the Port’s busiest year ever.

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