The Port of Los Angeles has revealed that July container volumes jumped 16 per cent compared to July 2016 volumes, with 796,804 TEUs handled – making it the busiest July in the port’s 110-year history.
Seven months into 2017, Port container volumes are 9.5 per cent ahead of 2016, when the Port of Los Angeles handled a record-breaking 8.8m TEUs.
“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,” said Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles. “The certainty that comes from this decision builds further long-term confidence in our supply chain as we continue to focus on superior infrastructure, innovative leadership and extraordinary customer service.”
July loaded imports increased 13 per cent to 417,090 TEUs, while loaded exports rose 17 per cent to 154,925 TEUs.