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Long Beach volume drops nearly 14% in August

Long Beach volume drops nearly 14% in August

   Container volume at the Port of Long Beach fell 13.8 percent in August, better than the port's year-to-date drop of 21.7 percent.

   In August, the port handled 493,000 TEUs, of which 249,000 TEUs were imports, 130,000 were exports and nearly 113,000 TEUs were empties.

   For the year, the port has handled 4.8 million TEUs, well down from the 6.1 million TEUs it handled in the first eight months of 2008.