Long Beach Surges as SoCal Becomes Ever More China-Dependent — Panjiva


Long Beach Surges as SoCal Becomes Ever More China-Dependent

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Container handling through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach grew for a seventh straight month in September, rising 13% on a year earlier. Long Beach led the way with a 28% surge, though the comparable month last year included the failure of Hanjin Shipping. Both ports saw exports lag imports, with LA’s exports actually falling 12% – the first time since June 2016. The ports are increasingly reliant on China, with imports rising 11% while shipments from Taiwan, South Korea and Japan all fell. China was 64% of all incoming traffic in the third quarter. When combined with Oa...

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