Port of Long Beach export TEUs soar again
Export TEUs through the Port of Long Beach rose 20.5 percent in October to 103,422 TEUs from 85,823 TEUs in October 2004. The increase is slightly below the port's 24 percent year-to-date growth pace for exports.
The port handled 103,422 export TEUs, a steep climb over the 85,823 it handled in October 2004.
Imports grew 3.7 percent to 299,203 TEUs from 288,590 TEUs in October 2004. Empties rose 8.2 percent to 198,315, far below the year-to-date growth of 25.6 percent. Loaded TEUs are up nearly 17 percent for the year to 3.7 million TEUs.