Ocean freight imports are up considerably over the last year as compared to a year earlier period.  Indeed, Import Genius data for the Port of Long Beach shows a year over year rise of almost 20%.  Import Genius data shows 2,170,514 shipments entering the port of Long Beach for the period from October 19, 2009 to October 19, 2010.   For the same period a year earlier (Oct 19, 2008 to Oct 19, 2009) our data shows only 1,811,291 shipments entering the port.  With unemployment above 10%, we're not going to take this as a sign the economy has recovered, but its certainly a move in the right direction.