Container volume at the Port of Long Beach in Southern California rose 1.4 percent year-on-year in August, only the third month this year where volume has surpassed the comparable month in 2011.
Meanwhile, volume rose 2.3 percent year-on-year at the neighboring Port of Los Angeles in August.
Long Beach’s total volume was 543,445 TEUs, which included a 2.9 increase in loaded imports to 274,977 TEUs, and a 5.7 percent increase in loaded exports to 128,225 TEUs. Empties fell 4.9 percent to 140,243 TEUs.
Year-to-date, Long Beach volume is down 4.6 percent to 3.9 million TEUs.
Los Angeles handled 706,669 TEUs in August, with loaded import volume down 4.1 percent to 360,762 TEUs, and loaded export volume down 10.5 percent to 164,819 TEUs. Empties rose 11.3 percent to 181,088 TEUs.
Year-to-date Los Angeles volume is up 5.1 percent to 5.4 million TEUs. - Eric Johnson