Highlights Import volumes grow 9.2% on year ‘Summertime surge’ likely as China reopens Empty exports continue monthly increases The Port of Long Beach, California said May 13 it had its busiest April in port history, as volumes increased 10% against the previous record set in April 2021. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The port handled 820,718 twenty-foot equivalent units during the month as loaded imports climbed 9.2% on the year to 400,803 TEU. Appetite for laden imports into the US was expected to rise in the coming months as coronavirus lockdowns were set to be lifted in North Asian cities starting in mid-May, the port said in a statement May 13. “Cargo continues to move at a record-setting pace and may not slow down anytime soon,” Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero said. “We are preparing for a likely summertime […]