Port of Long Beach considers 24-hour operations to manage volumes

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The Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero, is saying that the biggest US gateway needs round-the-clock operations to handle future growth.  The port is seeing close to 10 percent growth in container volumes this year with the surge from Asia and this is expected to continue for the remainder of the year. Increasing container dwell and limited chassis and railcar supply indicate that  Long Beach and other US ports will need to consider 24-hour operations in order to keep up with the anticipated growth in cargo. As of Aug. 2nd, 28 container ships were anchored off Los Angeles and Long Beach awaiting berth.

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