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TTl, longshore workers set cargo movement record

Workers transferred 17,080 containers that arrived last week on the MSC Sveva container ship at the port in Long Beach, California.
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Longshore workers at Total Terminals International (TTI) in Long Beach, California, set a North American record last week for the highest volume of container movements during a single call, while working the MSC Sveva container ship.

Workers transferred 17,080 containers, the equivalent of 30,744 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs). International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) crane operators worked seven ship-to-shore cranes, handling more than 250 containers per hour to reach the record, Port of Long Beach officials said in a press release.

In May 2018, TTI broke the American productivity record when it handled 564 containers with a single crane in one shift, they said. In April this year, TTI greeted the MSC Mia one of the largest container vessels in the world at 23,000 TEUs.

Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero offered his congratulations to TTI, the ILWU workers, MSC and others involved in moving the cargo quickly and safely.

"High level cooperation and coordination from all of our port partners help us maintain operational excellence and great productivity," Cordero said.

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