Port of Long Beach hits new cargo record in September

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Oct 17, 2019: Port of Long Beach, one of the major US seaports, has handled 706,956 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in September, 0.8 percent more than the same month a year ago.

This increase let the port record the best September in its history.

The imports were down 0.7 percent to 354,919 TEUs, while exports were up 1.4 percent to 123,215 TEUs.

Empty containers moved out of the United States to be reused in the global supply chain rose 2.9 percent to 228,822 TEUs.

The port believes that it is going to record one of its busiest years ever, despite the challenges related to the trade war.

Mario Cordero, executive director, Port of Long Beach said: “We’re ready to provide high-quality service to all vessels, though we continue to advocate for an end to the cycle of tariffs to give American businesses the certainty they need to thrive. I’d like to thank our terminal operators, the ILWU, ocean carriers, beneficial cargo owners and our many supply chain partners who made this record result possible.”

Long Beach Harbor Commission president Bonnie Lowenthal said: “Top-notch customer service is our calling card, and we’ll continue to collaborate with our customers to enhance their ability to move cargo faster and more reliably during these challenging times.”