Port of Long Beach box volume rose 11.3% in Jan-Jul to 4.64 million TEUs
Container traffic at the Port of Long Beach in January-July 2018 increased by 11.3% compared to the same period a year ago to 4,641,388 TEUs, the port container trade statistics showed.
The volume of loaded inbound containers in the seven-month period totaled 2,339,988, which represents a 9.5-percent growth, of outbound loaded containers increased by 11.3% to 932,962 TEUs. Handling of empty ones rose by 14.4% to 1,368,438 TEUs.
The Port of Long Beach is the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety, environmental stewardship and sustainability. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at more than $180 billion annually and supports 1.4 million trade-related jobs across the nation, including 300,000 in Southern California. The Port serves 175 shipping lines with connections to 217 seaports around the world. Goods moving through the Port reach every U.S. congressional district.
The Port encompasses 3,200 acres with 31 miles of waterfront, 10 piers, 80 berths and 66 post-Panamax gantry cranes. In 2017, the Port handled more than 7.5 million container units, achieving the busiest year in its 107-year history.