Cargo Volume Up 11 Percent in February
Long Beach Container Traffic Continues to Grow
March 15, 2011
The Port of Long Beach continued to post strong trade numbers with a 10.9 percent increase in cargo container volume in February compared to the same period a year ago.
Overall, the Port moved 458,336 twenty-foot equivalent container units last month compared to 413,134 TEUs in February 2010.
Imports were up 12.4 percent to 233,360 TEUs, but exports were down by 1 percent to 121,929 TEUs. Empty container moves were up 25.3 percent to 102,747 TEUs. Most empty containers are bound overseas for refilling.
In 2010, the Port of Long Beach posted the biggest container cargo gains of any port in the U.S. February represents the 15th consecutive month of growth for the Port.
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For more details on the cargo numbers visit www.polb.com/stats.