The Port of Long Beach closed out the 2018 fiscal year having handled 8,000,929 TEUs during the previous 12 months, representing a 10.7% increase over 2017 and setting a new record.
Despite the tariffs imposed by Washington and Beijing, international trade is showing resilience, and at our Port we are providing a conduit for commerce that’s efficient for our customers and getting their cargo to destinations faster, saving them money,
…said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero.
According to Long Beach Harbor Commission President Tracy Egoscue, the Port moved 701,204 TEUs last month, marking the second-busiest September in its 107-year history. Additionally:
- September’s total volume was flat, with a slight decrease of 0.1% compared to September 2017.
- Imports decreased 2.5% to 357,301 TEUs compared to the previous year.
- Exports were down 3% to 121,561 TEUs, while empties increased 5.9%, to 222,343 TEUs.
The Port of Long Beach is a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement. With 175 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $194 billion in trade annually, supporting hundreds of thousands of Southern California jobs.
The Port’s fiscal year is October 1 to September 30.