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10 July 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 17:50 GMT+2

June 10, 2020

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Last month, container traffic in the port of Long Beach increased by 9.5%

In the first five months of 2020, traffic was 2.8 million teu (-5.9%)

After seven months of decline, last month container in the port of Long Beach is back to grow, increase that - according to the port authority of the Californian airport - is coincided with the mitigation of the economic effects of the pandemic Covid-19, a health crisis that, however, in the United States has 819 deaths in the last 24, bringing the number of deaths to over 112,000 death toll nationwide out of a total of more than 1.9 millions of cases, even though California, where the number of still growing, the number of deaths compared to the death rate state's population is less than other areas of the US.

In May 2020 the containers moved from the Port of Long Beach 628 thousand teu, an increase of 9.5% on same month last year. Containers full of import and 313,000 teu (7.6%) 135,000 teu (up 11.6%), while empty containers totaled 181,000 teu (up 11.4%).

In the first five months of this year, overall traffic 2.8 million teu, a decrease of -5.9% on corresponding period of 2019. Containers full at the landing are 8.3% to 1.4 million teu, while full teu increased by 3.1% to 617 thousand teu. Empty containers are 855 thousand teu (-7.9%).

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