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International Trade And The Port Of Long Beach

Release Date: 2018-05-21

By: Samantha Mehlinger

The Port of Long Beach and the trade-related industries it supports employ approximately 30,000 people within the City of Long Beach. With more than $180 billion in goods passing through the port each year, trade-related companies tasked with moving, tracking and ultimately selling these goods support about 316,000 workers in the Southern California region and about 1.4 million jobs nationwide, according to the port.

The Port of Long Beach is on track to surpass 2017, its best year ever for cargo throughput. Overall cargo volumes through the port increased by more than 17% through the first four months of 2018.

“We are on track to have the busiest year in our 107-year history, following up on our record result last year,” Mario Cordero, the port’s executive director, told the Business Journal.

Read more on the Long Beach Business Journal