The container throughput of the US Port of Long Beach increased by 5.1% yoy in January-April 2017 and amounted to 2.14 million TEU. The volume of transshipment of imported loaded containers increased by 5.6% to 1.09 million TEU, while the export grew by 1.1% to 0.47 million TEU and the transshipment of empty units rose by 7.6% to 0.58 million TEU. The good throughput report comes after very strong increase in April 2017, when the Port of Long Beach handled 288,207 inbound laden containers (+16.5% yoy), 116,260 inbound laden containers (+3.1% yoy) and 153,547 empty containers (+29.3%). The total number of container throughput in April amounted to 558,014 TEU, which is 16.5% more than the same period last year.
Port of Long Beach, built in 1911, is one of the world’s leading sea ports, a hub for cargo flows carried by trans-Pacific services. The port is implementing the latest technologies for cargo handling, security and environmental protection. The port of Long Beach delivers cargo 175 shipping lines from 217 ports. It handles international cargoes worth more than 180 billion USD annually. The administration of the port of Long Beach implements a program of investments into the modernization of capacities, which will amount to over 4 billion USD over the next ten years.
Port of Long Beach has throughput of over 6.8 million TEU per year and 82.3 million tons of cargo. Annually at the port call comes than 2,000 vessels. Port of Long Beach handle container with destinations California (33%) and West Coast ports (25%).