GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

LONG BEACH, Feb 14 (FAM) – Reversing a slide at the end of last year, cargo shipments at the Port of Long Beach rose sharply in January, up 6 percent from December and up 8 percent from a year ago, port officials reported Thursday on JOC.

Nearly 299,000 twenty-foot equivalent cargo container units made landfall at the port in January, while more than 118,000 full cargo container units and 165,000 empty containers left the port, for a total of 582,689 container movements. That was up from 548,929 container movements in December and from 536,188 container movements in January 2016.