The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its October 2019 booked orders increased 17.2% when compared to October 2018 orders. October 2019 booked orders when compared to September 2019 booked orders were down 40.2%. October booked orders were up 20.0% for bulk handling equipment and down 49.4% for unit handling equipment when compared to September.
October volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were down, to varying, degrees, according to data respectively issued by each port late last week. POLA reported that total volume for the month, at 770,189 TEU (twenty-foot equivalents), was off 19.1% annually, facing a difficult annual comparison to