After breaking a record for most cargo moved last month, dockworkers and terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach moved even more cargo in October than in September, making it the busiest month on record in the port’s 109-year history.
In total last month, the port processed 806,603 twenty-foot equivalent units or TEUs, the standard unit of measurement for cargo volume based on a standard container size. Based on those numbers, trade was up 17.2% from October 2019, according to the port.
“The peak holiday shipping season is supporting our ongoing recovery and record highs, but we are now facing a new wave of COVID-19 cases spreading across the country and remain locked in a trade dispute with China,” said Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach. “We are optimistic about the gradual economic recovery while bracing for any shocks still to come.”