Port of Long Beach records best month of 2022 yet

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The Port of Long Beach recorded its second busiest month on record and its busiest month yet in 2022.

In May 2022, dockworkers and terminal operators at the port handled 890,989 TEUs, down 1.8% from May 2021, which remains Long Beach’s busiest month.

Imports fell 1.7% year-on-year to 436,977 TEUs and exports fell 12.6% to 118,234 TEUs. Empty containers passing through the port increased by 2.6% to 335,778 TEUs.

“We move an extraordinary amount of cargo and continue to work with industry partners to quickly move imports and dumps out of the docks,” said Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach.

“Looking ahead, we are ready for the traditional summer surge to coincide with China’s recovery from a long lockdown.”

Steven Neal, Chairman of the Long Beach Harbor Commission, added, “We appreciate the hard workers who process goods quickly and make the Port of Long Beach a leader in trans-Pacific commerce.

“We are working with federal, state, local and industry stakeholders to find long-term solutions that will meet consumer demand and increase port efficiency.”

Looking ahead, port officials predict a large influx of cargo as the lockdown in Shanghai has finally been lifted.

In the first five months of this year, the Port of Long Beach has now moved a total of 4,172,366 TEUs, up 3.5% from the same period in 2021.

Last month, the port also recruited Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power its supply chain information highway.

The highway aims to increase the visibility and efficiency of the movement of goods at the port and throughout the supply chain. The new system will provide supply chain stakeholders with actionable insights to help them plan, schedule and improve their systems.

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