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Port of Long Beach Sees April Boost

[ May 10, 2017   //   ]

Hyundai Long Beach arrives at the Port of Long Beach’s Pier T in April 2017. More ships calling at the Port of Long Beach in April thanks to new business and changes to vessel deployments helped to push container volumes 16.5% higher compared to the same month last year.

For the calendar year so far, cargo volume at the Port is up 5.1% from 2016.

“We continue to be on pace for a strong year,” said Harbor Commission President Lori Ann Guzm├ín. “In April, we were pleased to welcome back Hyundai Merchant Marine as well as a new customer, SM Line. As shipping lines around the world settle into new alliance routes, our many business partners can depend on Long Beach to provide a safe harbor for their goods with our signature efficient and sustainable services.”

A total of 558,014 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) moved through Long Beach in April. Inbound boxes numbered 288,207, an increase of 16.5%. Long Beach handled 116,260 loaded outbound TEUs during the month, up 3.1%. Empty containers returning overseas to be filled with goods jumped to 153,547 TEUs, 29.3% higher.