Port of Long Beach Loads Up on Business
As cargo volumes surged in the second half of 2020, essential workers at the Port of Long Beach in California moved 8.1 million cargo containers—its busiest year on record. The port ended the year with a 6.3% increase from 2019.
Imports rose 6.4% to more than 3.9 million TEUs, exports increased 0.2% to 475,888 TEUs, and empty containers increased 9.9% to 2.6 million TEUs at the port. It exceeded the previous annual record set in 2018 by 22,292 TEUs.
The Port of Long Beach also achieved its busiest month in December 2020 and the most active quarter in its 110-year history, processing 2.4 million TEUs from October 1 to December 31, a 23% increase from the fourth quarter of 2019. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 815,885 cargo container units in December alone.