SoCal Ports' Cargo Up 2% in April

Total cargo volume in Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach rose 2% in April, indicating stronger international trade volume at the nation’s two largest ports.

The total container shipments handled at the ports, measured by industry standard 20-foot units, reached 1.17 million, including a 15% increase at Los Angeles and a 13% drop at Long Beach.

Total cargo volumes at the ports, which handle approximately 40% of containerized international cargo arriving or leaving the U.S., have risen 0.5% through the first four months of 2012.

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