Port of LA Reports Busiest July Ever
The Port of Los Angeles processed 833,568 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) last month, the busiest July in the port’s 111-year history. The cargo volumes exceeded July 2017, the previous record, by 4.6 percent. It was the fourth busiest month overall in the port’s history.
“With a robust economy and cargo owners moving goods ahead of expected tariffs, our terminal operators, labor force and supply chain partners seamlessly moved a record amount of cargo across our docks,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “That speaks to the efficiency, speed, reliability and service that are the hallmarks of the Port of Los Angeles.”
July 2018 imports increased 5 percent to 438,165 TEUs compared to 2017. Exports increased 8.4 percent to 167,992 TEUs while empty containers increased 1.2 percent to 227,412 TEUs. Combined, July overall volumes were 833,568 TEUs.
Seven months into 2018, overall volumes have decreased 2.6 percent compared to 2017, when the port set an all-time cargo record.