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17 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:35 GMT+2

April 15, 2022

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In the first quarter of this year the port of Long Beach has enlivened a record traffic of 2.5 million containers

New historical peaks in the volumes of containers full at the disembarkation and empty containers

In the first quarter of this year the port of Long Beach has enlivened a container traffic equal to 2.46 million teu, volume that represents an increase of +3.6% on the first three months of 2021 and the new historical record of quarterly traffic having exceeded that established in the last quarter of 2020 with 2.41 millions of teu. The new historical peak has been achieved thanks to the new absolute quarterly records of both landings of containers full, which are piled to 1,21 million teu (+5.3%), and the handling of empty containers, which amounted to 898 thousand teu (+5.1%). The full containers at boarding have instead registered a decrease of -5.4% having been equal to 355 thousand teu.

In the month of March 2022 alone, moreover, the port of call Californian set its own new traffic record for this month having enlivened 863 thousand teu, total that represents a growth of +2.7% on March 2021 when the previous record and which is the second best result of always being less than only the 907 thousand teu enlivened in May 2021. Last March the full containers at disembarkation were equal to 427 thousand teu (+4.7%), those full at boarding to 114 thousand teu (-18.3%) and empty containers at 322 thousand teu (+10.0%).

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