August container volumes at the port of Los Angeles climbed by 6.1 per cent compared to the same month of 2016, with 847,857 TEUs came through the facility, marking the busiest August and the second-busiest month in the port’s 110-year history.
Eight months into 2017, port container volumes are 9 per cent ahead of 2016, when the Port of Los Angeles handled a record-breaking 8.8m TEUs.
“We are grateful to our terminal operators, labour force, supply chain stakeholders and our cargo owners for the record-breaking container volume trend we have been experiencing over the past 20 months,” said Port of Los Angeles executive director Gene Seroka. “We plan to build on this momentum and confidence by focusing on innovative new ways to improve efficiencies, including a first-of-its kind information portal system with GE Transportation that will be introduced at all of our container terminals in the coming months.”
August loaded imports increased 5.1 per cent to 432,479 TEUs, while loaded exports rose 4 per cent to 159,197 TEUs.