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Port of Long BeachCargo volumes declined at the Port of Long Beach in May. After several months of growth, cargo volumes fell 16.6% in May year-over-year. May 2018 was a record-breaking month for the port. However, cargo volumes are now down 6% for the year.

In May, the port moved a total of 573,623 twenty-foot equivalent units. Imports decreased 19.5% to 290,568 TEUs, and exports declined 15.3% to 120,577 TEUs, while empty containers sent overseas dipped 11.7% to 162,479 TEUs.

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Borland is a freelance writer and editor living whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Riviera Orange County.

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