LONG BEACH CONTAINER TRADE DIPS IN JANUARY
The Port of Long Beach said Wednesday its container trade declined 3 percent in January, compared to the first month in 2002.
Inbound containers declined 6.8 percent to 168,186 TEUs, while outbound volumes were off 18.8 percent to 57,626 TEUs. Empty containers rose 16.5 percent to 108,534 TEUs.
“Our numbers still reflect the departure of Maersk Sealand,” said Richard D. Steinke, executive director of the Port of Long Beach.