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Cargo volume increased in November over the previous year at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and at both of South Carolina’s seaports, port agencies said.
The Los Angeles port saw 683,849 20-foot equivalent unit containers in November, a 17.3% increase from a year prior, the port said in a Dec. 16 statement. Excluding empty container movements, imports and exports increased 20.2% to 521,422 TEUs.
So far in 2013, the Port of Los Angeles moved 7,215,223 TEUs, a 3.7% decrease from the same period last year.
The Port of Long Beach moved 569,599 TEUs in November, a 2.5% increase over last year, it said. Exports jumped 9.9% to 151,950, making the second-best month for exports in 2013.
Empty-container movements fell 12.7% to 121,011 TEUs, Long Beach reported.