US port handles 7.86m TEUs during the first nine months of 2022

Cargo volume at the Port of Los Angeles eased in September.

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The port handled 709,873 TEUs in September 2022, a 21.5 per cent decrease from September 2021.

Closing out the third quarter, the Port of Los Angeles has processed 7.86m TEUs during the first nine months of 2022, down 4 per cent on last year’s record pace.

September 2022 loaded imports reached 343,462 TEUs, down 27 per cent compared to the previous year.

Loaded exports came in at 77,680 TEUs, up 3 per cent compared to last September. Empty containers landed at 288,731 TEUs, a 20 per cent decline compared to last year.

“Despite what will likely be a soft ending to 2022, we are on track to have the second-best year in our history,” Port of Los Angeles executive director Gene Seroka said.

“More importantly, the cargo backlog that began last year has been nearly eliminated due to the diligent, combined efforts of our supply chain partners.”