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An unseasonable surge in cargo helped the Port of Long Beach register its busiest-ever February.
The port handled 771,735 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 43.3% year-over-year jump and the largest single-month gain in the its 110-year history.
The port for the first time registered more than 700,000 TEUs in a February and exceeded its previous February record set in 2018 by 109,945 TEUs.
Imports in February jumped 50.3% to 373,756 TEUs, while exports declined 4.9% to 119,416 TEUs. Empty container volume soared 69.6% to 278,563 TEUs.
Pacific Harbor Line Inc. provides transportation, maintenance and dispatching services to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and interchanges with BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad.