Volumes Continue Growing at Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles’ container volumes climbed by 9.5 percent during the first seven months of the calendar year 2017, compared to the same period a year earlier.

Through July, total 2017 cargo volumes stood at 5.3 million TEUs, a change of 457,884 TEUs when compared to 4.8 million TEUs recorded in the seven-month period of 2016.

Last year, the port handled a record-breaking 8.8 million TEUs.

What is more, July container volumes at the port rose by 16 percent compared to July 2016 volumes. During the month, 796,804 TEUs came through the Port of Los Angeles, representing the busiest July in the port’s 110-year history.

July loaded imports increased by 13 percent to 417,090 TEUs. Loaded exports rose by 17 percent to 154,925 TEUs. Along with a 20 percent spike in empty containers, overall July container volumes were 796,804 TEUs.

Previously, the strongest July in port history was 2006, when 761,326 TEUs were moved through the port’s terminals.

“As we strive to maintain our competitive edge with these record volumes, it’s important to acknowledge the Pacific Maritime Association and the good men and women of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union who just extended their contract with terminal operators until 2022,” Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, commented.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jul 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

TRANSTEC 2018

TRANSTEC 2018 welcomes participants to explore Russian Ports and Shipping development opportunities…

read more >

Europort 2018

From 15-17 May 2018, the 12th edition of Europort Romania willl take place in the IDU Hall in Constanta…

read more >

SMM 2018

This is a must-attend event – a unique opportunity to meet key players, display business strengths, establish new contacts and exchange…

read more >

Defence Safety Conference Supported by The Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD

The Defence Safety Conference is the first of its kind exclusively dedicated to safety across the defence domain…

read more >