The Port of Los Angeles handled 747,707 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in September, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to the previous year. Exports were particularly strong, with an increase of 16.7 percent compared to last September. Year to date, overall cargo volumes have increased 4.1 percent to 6,368,107 TEUs compared to the same period in 2015.
Yusen container terminal at Port of Los Angeles - Image courtesy: Port of LA
“Despite challenges in global logistics due to the Hanjin bankruptcy, we’re pleased to see both import and export growth,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “We continue to work diligently in collaboration with our many stakeholders to deliver on our customers’ supply chain requirements.”
In September, loaded imports increased 4.3 percent to 388,958 TEUs compared to the previous September. Loaded exports increased 16.7% percent to 145,096 TEUs.
Combined, total loaded volumes grew 7.4 percent to 534,054 TEUs. With a decrease in empty containers of 8.3 percent, overall September volumes were 747,707 TEUs, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to September 2015.
Source: Port of Los Angeles