The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach turned in another winning month in March, with container volume in Long Beach up 13 percent over March 2009. The total container volume in Los Angeles was up 4.5 percent from last March.
Exports were very strong, with Long Beach reporting a 22.3 percent increase in March and Los Angeles' exports up 15.8 percent. Long Beach also experienced strong growth in imports, which increased 10.9 percent over March 2009. Imports in Los Angeles were down 2.9 percent.
Total container volume in Long Beach in the first quarter of 2010 was up 15.9 percent from last year. Container volume in Los Angeles in the first quarter was up 7.9 percent from last year.
As a port complex, Los Angeles-Long Beach in the first quarter recorded a 12 percent increase in container volume.
Source: JOC Sailings
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