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08 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 09:14 GMT+2

June 12, 2019

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Last month the traffic of the container to Long Beach is dropped of the -16,6%, while to Los Angeles it has marked the relative record to May

In the first five months of the 2019 traffic in the first port it is diminished of the -6,0% and in the second it is increased of +5.2%

Last month the traffic of the container enlivened from the port of Long Beach is diminished of the -16,6% while that enlivened from the other main Californian port of Los Angeles has recorded the new record for this month. If to Long Beach the emphasized bending is attributed to the effect of the war of the custom offices between the USA and China, to Los Angeles it is emphasized that the new peak for the May month is reached thanks to the remarkable productivity of the port even if the local harbour authority has confirmed that the commercial crash between Washington and Beijing has created a situation of detached imprevedibilità.

To May 2019 the port of Long Beach has enlivened 574 thousand teu, much far figure from 687 thousand teu enlivened to May 2018 when the record for this month and inferior also to the totals was established pre-crises enlivened in the months of May of 2006 and of 2007. Last month the container full to the enlivened disembarkation and the boarding from the port of call has been pairs respective to 291 thousand teu (- 19.5%) and 121 thousand teu (- 15.3%), while handling of empty containers has totaled 162 thousand teu (- 11.7%).

"To a year from the start of the commercial war - the general manager of the Port of Long Beach has commented, Mario Cordero - the increase of the rates has pushed the field of the sales to order the goods in advance and the warehouses are full of escorts. Consequently the marine companies are managing their ships in order to tackle to the smaller ones ask. We - he has added Cordero - wish that Washington and Beijing can resolve their divergences before changes in the supply are found in the long term chain, that the nations would determine an impact on the occupation in both".

Last month to Los Angeles the traffic has been of 829 thousand teu, new record for the May month that in May represents an increment of +7.8% on the May a 2018 and increase of +4.1% record on the previous established 2017. Last month the container full to the disembarkation has been attested to 428 thousand teu, with a rise of +5.5% on May 2018, while the container full to the boarding is piled and 167 thousand teu, down of -0,8%. The container empty has been pairs to 233 thousand teu (+20.0%).

In the first five months of the 2019 port of Long Beach it has enlivened totally 3,0 million teu, with a reduction of the -6,0% on the period January-May last year, of which 1,5 million teu of full containers to the disembarkation (- 7.8%), 598 thousand teu of containers plans to the boarding (- 11.7%) and empty 928 thousand teu of container (+1.5%).

In the first five months of this year the port of Los Angeles has enlivened almost 3,8 million teu, with an increment of +5.2% on the same period of 2018, of which 1,7 million teu full to disembarkation (+1.5%), full 769 thousand teu to boarding (- 4.4%) and beyond 1,1 million teu empty (+20.8%).

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