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Tuesday 15th June 2021, 19:00 Central Time

Record May for Port of LA

US transport hub sets new monthly record for processed container volume

Record May for Port of LA

Credit: Port of Los Angeles 

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The Port of Los Angeles processed over 1m TEUs in May, a leap of 74 per cent compared to the same period last year.

It was the busiest month in the port’s 114-year history and the tenth consecutive month of year-over-year increases.

May 2021 loaded imports reached 535,714 TEUs. It was the most imports ever in one month at the port, eclipsing the previous record of 516,286 set in August 2020.

Loaded exports increased 5.3 per cent year-on-year to 109,886 TEUs.

Empty containers climbed to 366,448 TEUs, a jump of 114 per cent compared to last year due to the heavy demand in Asia.

Five months into the 2021 calendar year, overall cargo volume at the Port of Los Angeles is 4,551,445 TEUs, an increase of 48.2 per cent compared to the same point of 2020.

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