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Record month, record quarter at Port of Long Beach

Aerial view of Port of Long Beach

PortandTerminal.com, October 21, 2020 LONG BEACH – The Port of Long Beach accomplished a pair of records in September by achieving its busiest month ever and its most active quarter in its 109-year history. Trade was up 12.5% in September compared to the same period in 2019. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 795,580 cargo container units and broke the “best …

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Sources: Port of Los Angeles working non-stop as imports continue to surge in October

Container terminal. Port of Los Angeles

PortandTerminal.com, October 19, 2020 LOS ANGELES – The surge of imports into the Port of Los Angeles shows no sign of letting up in October after a record-breaking September. September loaded imports at the port increased by 17.3% to 471,795 TEUs compared to the previous year. Ninety-seven cargo vessels arrived in September, with no canceled sailings. It marks the busiest …

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Ships wait to unload at Port of Los Angeles as imports boom

Port of Los Angeles with a hazy background of smoke from the wildfires raging along the west coast of the United States.

REUTERS, OCTOBER 14, 2020 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Incoming cargo to the Port of Los Angeles is surging as businesses restock depleted inventories and retailers prepare for an early holiday season, the executive director for the nation’s busiest seaport said on Wednesday. Workers unloaded 471,795 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) of imports in September, 17% more than the year earlier, marking …

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Port of Long Beach has a record August

Port container yard

PortandTerminal.com, September 10, 2020 Trade boosted by start of peak season, extra vessel visits LONG BEACH, CA – The Port of Long Beach had the best August in its 109-year history, marking a strong start to the peak shipping season, although COVID-19 continues to create long-term economic uncertainty. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 725,610 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container …

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Port of Long Beach Post Record Month! Trade up +21% versus last year

Container truck in line. Container crane. Port

PortandTerminal.com, August 14, 2020 LONG BEACH – July marked the busiest month in the 109-year history of the Port of Long Beach as terminal operators and dockworkers moved 753,081 cargo container units, topping a record set two years ago.  Trade increased 21.1% in July compared to the same month in 2019. The previous single-month record of 752,188 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs), …

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Port of Long Beach Opens COVID-19 Testing Site for Port Workers

A patient arrives in car to be tested for the coronavirus

PortandTerminal.com, August 14, 2020 LONG BEACH, CA – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be available to dockworkers, truckers and other frontline labor partners at the Port of Long Beach beginning Monday, Aug. 17, to help ensure a healthy workforce and the safe delivery of essential goods during an unprecedented moment in history. The free tests will be available to Port …

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Cargo Declines at Port of Long Beach in June

A container ship at berth in the Port of Long Beach.

PortandTerminal.com, July 10, 2020 Coronavirus, reduced consumer demand continue to impact trade LONG BEACH, CA – The COVID-19 pandemic continued to drive down demand for goods in the second quarter of 2020, leading to an increase in canceled sailings and a decline in cargo containers shipped through the Port of Long Beach in June. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 602,180 …

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Port of Long Beach rebounds as China box volumes surge. First good month in 2020

PortandTerminal.com, June 9, 2020 May marked the first month in 2020 that cargo shipments rose at the nation’s second-busiest port LONG BEACH, CA – Cargo shipments rose at the Port of Long Beach in May as the economic effects of COVID-19 started to subside. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 628,205 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container cargo last month, a …

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Port of Long Beach bags $500M loan for bridge replacement project

Bridge workers. Ocean. Containers

PortandTerminal.com, May 6, 2020 LONG BEACH, CA – The City of Long Beach, Calif., acting through its Board of Harbor Commissioners, has secured a $500 million Department of Transportation (DOT) loan for construction of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said the DOT’s Build America Bureau would provide the funds under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance …

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