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Busiest U.S. Ports Expect Another Record Year for Cargo Handling

  • Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach see strong U.S. consumers
  • A record number of TEUs passed through ports in first quarter

The port complex of Los Angeles and Long Beach, already the nation’s busiest, will move unprecedented amounts of cargo in 2022, supported by a resilient consumer, according to the chiefs of the maritime hubs.

“I think we’ll set records again this year, albeit we’ll see a softening for the import side,” Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, said in an interview at his office on Wednesday. He cited a slowdown from the pandemic-driven boom in consumer durable goods, such as household appliances -- “but I’m still confident we’ll come out on the plus side.”