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Port of Long Beach sees 8.2% cargo decline in May

June 14, 2024

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Shifting trade routes and cancelled voyages resulted in a decline in cargo at the Port of Long Beach in May.

Dockworkers and terminal operators handled 695,937 TEUs last month, an 8.2% decrease from May 2023.

“I am confident we will see additional cargo as we work with industry partners to rebuild our market share in this increasingly competitive environment,” commented Mario Cordero, CEO at Port of Long Beach.

Imports fell by 4.5% to 345,271 TEUs, while exports dropped by 21.1% to 100,885 TEUs. The number of empty containers moving through the Port also declined by 7% to 249,782 TEUs.

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