POLB's recovery continues
The Californian Port of Long Beach continues to feel the rebound after Q2/2020. In October this year, the US West Coast Port handled almost 807,000 teu for the first time in its 109-year history. Dockworkers and terminal operators thus broke the “best month” record set in September 2020 by more than 11,000 teu.
Trade was up 17.2% from October 2019. “The peak holiday shipping season is supporting our ongoing recovery and record highs, but we are now facing a new wave of Covid-19 cases spreading across the country and remain locked in a trade dispute with China,” said Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach. In July 2020, the port handled 753,000 teu. (cd)