Port of Los Angeles hits record of 9 million containers in one year

Last week, the Port of Los Angeles announced that Evergreen Line’s Ever Sigma container ship discharged the 9 millionth TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) to pass through the L.A. in the span of 12 months, setting a new annual record for the most container throughput of any port in North America.

“Nine million TEUs is a major milestone for Los Angeles, and it’s only fitting that Evergreen Line, a longstanding customer, discharged the box that set this new North American record,” said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka. “Their operation in Los Angeles is an example of how our customers and supply chain partners are continually adapting to the changing dynamics in the marketplace.”

The 12-month period for this new record corresponds with the Port’s July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 Fiscal Year, and the Port is on track to end the 2017 calendar year exceeding last year’s record volumes. In 2006, Los Angeles was the first port to surpass an annual throughput of 8 million TEUs, a decade-long record that was broken with CY 2016 volumes of 8.8 million.

Source: Port of Los Angeles

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