(Karen Robes-Meeks – Press Telegram)
For the second straight month, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach saw monthly cargo numbers fall by double-digit%ages, a result of ongoing congestion that has been plaguing West Coast ports.
Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles dipped 10.2%, to 502,663 container units, in February compared to the same time last year, according to the port, which released its numbers Tuesday.
Imports also fell 10.7%, to 254,225 units, while exports dropped 10.3% to 131,806 units year-over-year.
Meanwhile, the Port of Long Beach posted even lower numbers with 413,114 cargo units moved in February, a 20.1% drop compared to the same time last year. While Los Angeles posted decreases, it’s an improvement from its January numbers, when cargo volumes fell 22.7%. Long Beach moved 24.7% fewer imports, with 204,462 units, while exports plummeted 22.9% to 110,711 units. Click here to read more.