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Carl Collen

BY CARL COLLEN

LA in new container high

Port of Los Angeles broke its monthly container handling record in November

LA in new container high

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The Port of Los Angeles has revealed that it moved 924,225 TEUs in November, the most containerised monthly cargo the port has processed during its 110-year history, beating the previous record of 877,564 TEUs from November last year.

Eleven months through 2017, volumes are up 6.3 per cent compared to last year’s record-breaking 8.8m TEUs, with Los Angeles on track to be the first Western Hemisphere port to exceed 9m TEUs in a calendar year.

“Four vessels calling in Los Angeles each discharged and loaded more than 23,000 TEUs in November, all close to October’s 24,308 TEU record set last month in Los Angeles,” said Port of Los Angeles executive director Gene Seroka. “We’re proud to be partnering with our labor and supply-chain stakeholders to move these record-breaking cargo levels with efficiency, productivity and extraordinary customer service.”

Through November 2017, yearly cargo volumes are 8.56m TEUs, an increase of 6.3 per cent compared to the same period in 2016.

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