GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

LONG BEACH, Feb 10 (FAM) – Tthe Port of Long Beach’s largest terminal and extra ships calling ahead of the Lunar New Year reports renewed activity pushed cargo 8.7 percent higher in January compared to the same month a year ago.

Dockworkers moved 582,689 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) last month. Exports were strong, jumping 10.8 percent year-over-year to 118,234 containers. Imports increased 7.4 percent to 298,990 TEUs, while empties sent back to the Far East rose 9.6 percent to 165,465.