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July 13, 2017

Port of Long Beach cargo climbed 9.2 percent in June

The Port of Long Beach moved enough containers last month to make it the second-best June ever, wrapping up a quarter when cargo volume rose by more than 8 percent.

Measured by industry-standard, twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), cargo climbed 9.2 percent in June compared to the same month last year, to 658,727 TEUs. During the year's second quarter - April through June - volumes increased 8.3 percent, to almost 1.9 million TEUs.

Through the first half of 2017, container throughput has grown 5.1 percent compared to 2016. Dockworkers have moved almost 3.5 million TEUs this calendar year.

For June, imports grew 7 percent to 335,328 TEUs. Exports declined 7.7 percent, to 118,304 containers. Empty containers rose 26.8 percent, to 205,095 TEUs.

Source: Port of Long Beach