Port of Long Beach operations 2022

Port of Long Beach closes 2022 with second-busiest year

Source: Port of Long Beach LEADS U.S. EXPORTS AS OPERATIONS STABILIZE FOLLOWING PANDEMIC-INDUCED IMPORT SURGES The Port of Long Beach marked its second-busiest year on record by moving 9.13 million twenty-foot  equivalent units in 2022, allowing for a return to normal operations while once again serving as the nation’s leading export seaport.  The Port ended 2022 with 9,133,657 TEUs moved, down 2.7% from 2021, which remains the Port’s most active year in its 112-year history. Imports declined 4.9% to 4,358,789 TEUs, while exports totaled 1,414,882 TEUs, down 1.6%. Despite the slight decline, the Port of Long Beach remained the nation’s leading export port for a second consecutive year, for loaded TEUs. Empty containers processed through the Port decreased a narrow 0.14% from a year earlier to 3,359,986 TEUs. “Cargo is moving smoothly as we move past the economic effects of COVID-19,” said Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach. “In 2023, we will continue to invest in digital and physical infrastructure projects, focus on market share and develop long-term improvements that will strengthen our competitiveness and keep goods moving efficiently.” “Despite the challenges of the last two years, we have focused on longtime customer relationships and invested in projects that put

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