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Overall cargo volume up at Port of LA

Import surge counters sharp fall in exports over the month of July

Overall cargo volume up at Port of LA

Credit: Port of Los Angeles

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Imports continue to prop up container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles.

The US port processed 890,800 TEUs over the month of July, a 4 per cent increase on July 2020.

Loaded imports reached 469,361 TEUs in July (2021), up 2.9 per cent year-on-year.

Loaded exports decreased 27.6 per cent to 91,440 TEUs. It was the lowest July export volume at the Port of Los Angeles since 2005.

Empty container volumes climbed to 329,999 TEUs in July, a jump of 20.4 per cent compared to last year due to continued demand in Asia.

Seven months into the 2021 calendar year, overall cargo volume at the Port of Los Angeles sits at 6.3m TEUs, an increase of 36.8 per cent compared to the same point of 2020.

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