Executive director says Southern California supply chain landscape has improved, following record July

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The Port of Los Angeles processed an estimated 935,345 TEUs in July, outpacing the previous record set in 2019 by 2.5 per cent.

Reporting the interim results at a media briefing this week, Port of Los Angeles executive director Gene Seroka said the port had set monthly cargo volume records in five of seven months in 2022.

July 2022 loaded imports reached an estimated 485,472 TEUs, up 3.4 per cent compared to the previous year and an increase of 8 per cent on the five-year June average.

Loaded exports reached an estimated 103,497 TEUs, a 13 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. Empty containers reached an estimated 346,376 TEUs, an increase of 5 per cent on June 2021.

Seven months into 2022, the Port of Los Angeles has moved an estimated 6,349,248 TEUs, on pace with last year.

Seroka said the Southern California supply chain landscape had improved, noting ships are now waiting for space at many other ports around the country.

“Our terminals have capacity,” Seroka added. “For cargo owners looking to re-chart their course, come to Los Angeles. We’re ready to help.”