Canceled Sailings Continue to Impact Volumes at Port of Long Beach

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to drive down demand for goods in the second quarter of 2020, according to a report from the Port of Long Beach. Port officials cited the economic impacts, which they said had resulted in an increase in canceled sailings and a decline in cargo containers shipped through the port in June.

The Port of Long Beach reported that container traffic was down 11 percent in June with a total of 602,180 TEUs moving through the port. Exports lead the decline down over 12 percent in the month versus 2019, while imports shrank more than nine percent. Empty containers being shipped overseas to Asia were also down 13 percent in June…

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