Long Beach Container Volumes Slide in June

Container cargo volume dipped in June at the Port of Long Beach, decreasing 4.4 percent compared to the same month last year.

A total of 583,621 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) were moved through the port in June.

Imports were recorded at 297,189 TEUs, a 6 percent decrease. Exports decreased 8.4 percent to 128,223 TEUs.

Empty containers rose 2.4 percent with 158,209 TEUs.

Through the first six months of 2015, Long Beach cargo numbers are essentially flat compared to the same period last year, up 0.1 percent overall.

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