• ITVI.USA
    15,493.230
    -192.560
    -1.2%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.807
    -0.010
    -0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.560
    -0.300
    -1.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,477.520
    -195.870
    -1.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    -0.240
    -6.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.950
    -0.020
    -0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.440
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.310
    0.060
    1.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.150
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.950
    -0.100
    -2.5%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    1.000
    0.8%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,493.230
    -192.560
    -1.2%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.807
    -0.010
    -0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.560
    -0.300
    -1.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,477.520
    -195.870
    -1.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    -0.240
    -6.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.950
    -0.020
    -0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.440
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.310
    0.060
    1.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.150
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.950
    -0.100
    -2.5%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    1.000
    0.8%
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Port of Long Beach topped 2003 traffic in first 11 months of 2004

Port of Long Beach topped 2003 traffic in first 11 months of 2004

   With a record container throughput registered in November, the port of Long Beach handled more containers in the first 11 months of 2004 — 5.2 million TEUs — than during all of 2003, when 4.7 million TEUs crossed its docks.

   Through the first 11 months of 2004, shipping terminals at the Californian port saw a 23-percent increase in total traffic over the same period a year earlier. Container imports were up 24 percent, exports up 11 percent and empties up 29.5 percent.

   In November alone, the port handed a record 582,614 TEUs, 37 percent more than a year earlier. The port attributed the surge in traffic to “last-minute holiday cargo and shipments of after-Christmas products.”

   The November record topped the previous all-time monthly record set a month earlier in October.

   November’s inbound loaded containers — filled largely with Asian-made products including clothing, shoes and toys headed to shopping malls for holiday and after-Christmas sales — rose 37 percent to 295,717 TEUs. Outbound containers — filled largely with raw materials including recycled paper — climbed 21 percent to 99,436 TEUs, the best monthly export total since June 1997. The number of empty containers — nearly all headed overseas to be refilled with products — increased 49 percent to 187,461 TEUs in November.

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