Port of Long Beach container cargo volume up in May

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Overall container cargo volume rose by 2.3 percent in May compared to a year ago at the Port of Long Beach, the port said Monday, June 13. Imports were up 4 percent, while exports declined by 6.1 percent compared to May 2010.

Overall, the port moved 536,681 20-foot equivalent container units last month compared to 524,715 TEUs in May 2010. Port terminals handled 375,100 TEUs of import containers and 130,161 TEUs of export containers. Empty container moves were up 8.1 percent to 131,420 TEUs; most empty containers are bound overseas for refilling.