Port of Long Beach Volumes Hit by Hanjin Woes

US Port of Long Beach container volumes declined 16.6 percent year-over-year in September, as the effects of the Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy reached West Coast ports.

The port said that longshore workers moved 546,805 twenty-foot equivalent units last month.

This included 282,945 TEUs in imports, down 15 percent from September 2015, a month which capped off the port’s best quarter ever.

Exports dropped to 120,383 TEUs, a decrease of 4.2 percent, while empties were 27.2 percent lower at 143,476 TEUs.

Port officials said the number of containers handled during September was impacted not only by reduced calls by Hanjin-operated ships, but also by the absence of Hanjin containers on vessels operated by fellow CKYHE Alliance members.

Hanjin Shipping containers account for approximately 12.3 percent of the port’s total containerized volume.

Cargo volumes are down 4.6 percent for the current calendar year to date in Long Beach.

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