SoCal Ports have reason to celebrate
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Containerized cargo throughput figures released last week suggest that Southern California ports will remain the leading gateways for Asian imports. That’s good news for U.S. exporters as well, signaling a trend of providing much needed “empties” for outbound shipments.
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reported a surge of 18.3 percent in May. Furthermore, noted port spokesmen, there was a 12.5 percent year-over-year gain in imports measured in 20-foot-equivalents (TEUs), at the Port of LA and a 26.8 percent leap at neighboring Long Beach.
While economists weigh the value of other metrics, it is heartening to know that the accelerating growth gave the ports their strongest month in almost two years.
About the AuthorPatrick Burnson Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at [email protected]
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