Long Beach Port completed its busiest February on record
According to the company's release, an unseasonably high volume of cargo propelled the Port of Long Beach to its busiest February on record.
In February, dockworkers and terminal operators transferred 771,735 twenty-foot equivalent units, a 43.3 percent rise over the same month the previous year and the biggest year-over-year increase in the Port's 110-year history.
It was also the first time the Port of Long Beach handled more than 700,000 TEUs in a single month, breaking the previous record of 109,945 TEUs set in February 2018.
Imports rose by 50.3% to 373,756 TEUs, while exports dropped by 4.9 percent to 119,416 TEUs. The number of empty containers moved through the Port increased by 69.6% to 278,563 TEUs.
While east Asian factories close for up to two weeks in February to celebrate the Lunar New Year, China largely worked through the holiday to fill back orders and meet the growing demands of customers ordering products online.
Since July 2020, the San Pedro Bay ports complex has been experiencing a historic cargo boom. The Port of Long Beach continues to work with stakeholders to make cargo movement more effective.
Maritime Business World