So far in 2022 the numbers are still up, the month of June was up 16.4% with 415,677 TEU’s vs last year’s 357,101 so its vitally important to make sure that you are working with a good freight company who can ensure that even during this time of increased demand, your products are getting through. Because we help you from start to finish by offering on-site inspections in the country of origin, real-time tracking, communications, and help with compliance—including all necessary documents—we ensure that your products are what you ordered and that they get through customs in the shortest time possible. We can also help you source your manufacturing if needed.
The Port of Long Beach is responsible for one-third of the freight moving through California’s ports, and a quarter of the freight moving through all west coast ports combined. That’s nearly a fifth of all freight coming into the United States. The port has 3,500 acres of land and over 4,600 acres of water. There are 10 piers and 80 births for container ships. It has 72 of the post-Panamax gantry cranes to help offload cargo. There are 22 shipping terminals that are broken down into 5 for automobiles, lumber, steel iron ore and other break bulk shipments, 6 for dry bulk like petroleum coke, salt, gypsum, cement and more, 5 for liquid bulk—primarily petroleum—and then 6 set aside for container freight. As of right now, it’s the 2nd busiest port in the U.S. and 21st busiest container cargo port in the entire world.
When combined with the Port of Los Angeles it is in the top 10 of all port complexes in the world by container volume behind Shanghai, Singapore, Shenzhen, Ningbo, Busan, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Qingdao. Over 2 million jobs exist in the U.S. because of the activity at the Port of Long Beach with over 5 billion a year in U.S. Customs revenues and 126 billion dollars in annual trade-related jobs.