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Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Set Records for Container Movement

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The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California are not only neighbors but they also both continue to demonstrate southern California’s ability to handle the largest containerships in the world. While port traffic might overall be impacted by the coronavirus, both ports recently set records in their container handling operations.

The Port of Long Beach highlighted that three cargo records were set in recent days reaching new levels for ship-to-shore cargo moves. A new North American record was set for the highest volume of container movements during a single call. Workers transferred 17,080 containers, the equivalent of 30,744 TEUs, during a call by the MSC Sveva. Seven ship-to-shore cranes handled at times more than 250 containers per hour to reach the record. 

When the NYK Swan called at the Port of Long Beach a total of 12,589 moves on 23,195 TEU were carried out. Similarly, 13,278 moves for 24,974 TEU were completed for the COSCO Shipping Denali

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