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LA smashes cargo record

Port of Los Angeles sets all-time cargo handling record of 952,554 TEUs in October

LA smashes cargo record

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The Port of Los Angeles processed 952,554 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in October 2018, a 27.2 per cent year-on-year increase and the most cargo handled in a single month in the port’s 111-year history – eclipsing the November 2017 record of 924,225 TEUs.

“During October, two of our container terminals – APM Terminals and Fenix Marine Services, formerly Eagle Marine – processed record container volumes while West Basin Container Terminals and Everport Terminal Services handled the biggest ships to ever call at those facilities,” said Port of Los Angeles executive director Gene Seroka. “These robust cargo volumes equate to more jobs in the region and across the nation. We’re committed to doing our part to continue building a strong and skilled workforce for years to come.”
 
October 2018 imports increased 26.7 per cent to 485,824 TEUs compared to the previous year, while exports increased 20.5 per cent to 173,824 TEUs.

Ten months into 2018, overall volumes have increased 1.1 per cent to 7.7m TEUs compared to 2017 when the port set an all-time annual cargo record.

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