Long Beach Cargo Volume Sinks 7 Percent

Container volume at the Port of Long Beach was down 7.7 percent in July compared to the same month in 2015, when harbor terminals handled a record amount of cargo. Dockworkers moved 637,091 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) last month. Imports totaled 325,608 containers, a 5.9 percent year-over-year decrease. Exports numbered 142,812 TEUs, a slight drop of 0.7 percent. … [Read more...]

Port of Long Beach Breaks Cargo Volume Record Again in August

  Another record at the Port of Long Beach as cargo volume once again breaks its all-time cargo volume record for the second month in a row. The Port of Long Beach reported this week that in the month of August, container throughput at the port reached 703,652 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 22.8% increase compared to last year and the highest one month cargo … [Read more...]

Port of Long Beach Sets Cargo Record

  Cargo container volumes surged through the Port of Long Beach in July with an 18.4 percent increase over the same month in 2014, making it a record month in the Port’s 104-year history, the Port said. Previously, the Port’s best year was 2007, just before the Great Recession of 2008. Now, after a slow start at the beginning of 2015, the gains in July mark the … [Read more...]

Long Beach is Beginning to Look Like Singapore [HD PHOTO SPECIAL]

"I was on a flight back from SFO to LAX on February 9th and we flew over the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach before turning in to land at the airport," writes photographer Mike Kelley, but the scene below his aircraft was unlike anything he had ever witnessed. As a professional photographer, he had seen the port from the air from time to time, and at the most, he says he … [Read more...]

Port of Long Beach Container Volume to Surpass 7 Million TEU by 2016 -Moro

High-tech cranes, bigger ships, cleaner skies and more jobs were among the key topics discussed today by Al Moro, Acting Executive Director of the City of Long Beach Harbor Department, in the Port of Long Beach's annual executive address, delivered Thursday morning in front of a packed crowd at a downtown Long Beach hotel. Harbor Commission President Doug Drummond introduced … [Read more...]