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July 17, 2018

Port of Long Beach saw its busiest month ever in June

The Port of Long Beach announced that its container cargo volumes reached record heights last month, surging past the previous mark and distinguishing June 2018 as the Port's best month ever.

Trade increased 14.2 percent in June, compared to the same month in 2017. The Port's terminals moved 752,188 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), 4.4 percent higher than the previous "best month" record set in July 2017.

Through June, the Port has handled nearly 4 million TEUs. The figure is 14.5 percent above the pace set by 2017, the Port's busiest year ever. June also capped the Port's best second quarter - dockworkers processed almost 2.1 million TEUs, 10 percent more than the corresponding quarter a year ago. The prior high was set in the second quarter of 2006.

Imports in June were up 14.5 percent to 384,095 TEUs. Export TEUs numbered 135,168, growing 14.3 percent. Empty TEUs shipped overseas to be refilled with goods totaled 232,926, a 13.6 percent increase.

Source: Port of Long Beach