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Long Beach’s July drops 4.4pc to 688,457 TEU after monthly gains

THE Port of Long Beach posted a 4.4 per cent year-on-year drop in container throughput in July to 688,457 TEU after several months of steady gains.

Laden imports fell 8.2 per cent to 347,736 TEU for the month, while ladem exports slid five per cent to 119,747 TEU. Empties were up 2.6 per cent to 220,975 TEU.

Port officials blamed the decline on a shift in vessel deployment and port calls by the major east-west container carrier alliances.

Fiscal year-to-date, Long Beach volumes have grown 13.4 per cent to 6.62 million TEU since October 1.

Calendar year-to-date throughput was up 11.3 per cent to 4.64 million TEU year on year, on the road to surpass the Long Beach's all-time high in 2017.

Source: Schednet

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