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25 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:19 GMT+2

November 11, 2019

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To October the traffic of the container in the port of Long Beach is diminished of -2,4%

In the first ten months of the 2019 5.4% are enlivened 6,4 million teu (-)

If last month the traffic of the container in the port of Los Angeles has marked a decrease of the -19,1%, important contraction that the harbour authority of the port of call has attributed to the consequences of the war of the custom offices between the USA and China, to October the containerized trade enlivened from the other main Californian port of Long Beach yes is diminished of the -2,4% on October 2018, but 688 thousand teu enlivened to October 2019 represent the turned out better second than traffic for this month, according to solo to the traffic of 705 thousand teu enlivened to October 2018. Last month to Long Beach it disembarks to it and it embarks to it of full containers have turned out pairs respective to 337 thousand teu (- 7.4%) and 132 thousand teu (+9.8%), while the empty containers are dropped of the -0,8% to 220 thousand teu.

In the first ten months of the 2019 total containerized trade it has been pairs to 6,4 million teu, with a bending of the -5,4% on the same period last year, of which 3,1 million teu full to disembarkation (- 7.7%), 1,2 million teu full to the boarding (- 5.4%) and 2,0 million teu empty (- 1.4%).

The president of Long Beach Harbor Commission, Bonnie Lowenthal, has specified that also for Long Beach the reduction of the containerized trade volumes is effect of the commercial dispute between the United States and China: "since the commercial war persists - it has explained - these custom offices continues to affect the economy of the USA and they have created uncertainty for the activities of importers and exporter. We depend on a fast solution of the issue of the custom offices that opposes the United States and China".

As for the total traffic of the goods, in the first nine months of the 2019 port of Long Beach it has enlivened 126,6 million tons of cargos, with a decrease of the -5,6% regarding the period January-september last year, of which 98,2 million tons to disembarkation (- 6.0%) and 28,4 million tons to the boarding (- 4.4%).

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