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06 June 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:31 GMT+2

May 13, 2020

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In April, container traffic in The Port of Long Beach decreased by -17.3%

Expected a further decline in the coming weeks

Last month container traffic in Long Beach Harbor fell by -17.3% 520,000 teu compared to 628 thousand teu in April 2019. Highlighting the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the work of the California port, the president of Long Beach Harbor Commission, Bonnie Lowenthal, said she expects impatience a rebound and a phase of resuming traffic that, However, he said, this will not happen in the short term. In fact, the US Port Authority has noted that if the production in China is recovering from the crisis, but demand in the United States is at a lower level than usual due to the ongoing health emergency in the country. In addition, prospects are not good: if in April it had been erased just a ship landing in Long Beach, many more cancellations in the coming weeks. In particular - he clarified authority -- if currently in the period between April 1 and April 30 June of this year 48 people were scheduled to be cancelled Port System of the San Pedro Bay Area, of which 16 at Long Beach Harbor alone, at the same time as 2019 ten stopovers cancelled in total at Lonb ports Beach and Los Angeles.

Last month the full containers landed and boarded in the port Of Long Beach, 253 thousand teu (-20.1%) 102 thousand teu (-17.2%), while empty containers moved are 164 thousand (-12.2%).

In the first quarter of 2020, total traffic 2.2 million teu, with a drop of -9.5% on the first four months of last year. The containers full at the landing were 1.0 million teu (-12.2%), containers full at boarding 482 thousand teu (0.9%) and empty containers 674 thousand teu (-12.0%).


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