Port of Long Beach saw 755,150 TEUs in October, representing a 14.7% increase from October 2022.
The Californian port's imports rose by 23.6% to 363,300 TEUs, while exports decreased by 24.8% to 90,073 TEUs. At the same time, empty boxes moved through the Port of Long Beach increased by 23.3% to 301,777 TEUs.
According to the US West Coast port, cargo entering through the port in October grew for a second consecutive month amid preparations for the upcoming holiday shopping season and ongoing efforts to recapture market share.
"Cargo is rebounding and we are continuing to collaborate with our industry partners to recapture market share and invest in infrastructure that will position us for future growth," stated Mario Cordero, CEO of Port of Long Beach.
During the first ten months of 2023, the port handled 6,577,815 TEUs, translating to a 17.8% decrease over the same period last year.
Cargo flows have been comparable to pre-pandemic levels, when the Port of Long Beach carried more than 6.36 million TEUs through October 2019.
"We appreciate the hard work of our terminal operators, truckers, dockworkers and all of our supply chain partners who keep the goods moving through our Port and delivered to our communities, region, state and nation," commented Bobby Olvera Jr., Harbor Commission president of Long Beach.