October was the busiest month in the Port of Los Angeles’ history

The Port of Los Angeles announced that it processed 980,729 TEUs in October, an increase of 27.3% compared to October 2019. Propelled by replenishment of inventories and retailers preparing for upcoming holidays, October marked the busiest month in the Port’s 114-year history. Year to date, overall cargo volumes lag by 5.3% compared to 2019.

October loaded imports reached 506,613 TEUs compared to October 2019. Loaded exports edged up 2.6% to 143,936 TEUs. Empty containers increased 39.3% compared to October 2019, reaching a record of 330,180 TEUs.

The October total of 980,729 TEUs eclipsed the previous record of 961,833 set in August of this year.

Ninety-seven cargo vessels arrived in October, including 16 extra loaders and two canceled sailings. The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Isabella discharged and loaded 32,953 TEUs during its October visit to APM Terminals. Other than the Isabella’s maiden call here in June, it’s the second-highest number of TEUs handled in a single ship visit at the Port of Los Angeles.

Source: Port of Los Angeles

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