Port of Los Angeles registers record-breaking August

August container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles climbed by 6.1 percent compared to August 2016 volumes. A total of 847,857 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) came through the port, marking the busiest August ever, and the second-busiest month in the port’s 110-year history.

Eight months into 2017, Port container volumes are 9 percent ahead of 2016, when the Port of Los Angeles handled a record-breaking 8.8 million TEUs.

August loaded imports increased 5.1 percent to 432,479 TEUs. Loaded exports rose 4 percent to 159,197 TEUs. Along with a 9.2 increase in empty containers, overall August container volumes were 847,857 TEUs. Previously, the strongest August in Port history was last year, when 798,932 TEUs moved through the port’s terminals. The Port’s busiest month on record was November 2016, when 877,564 TEUs flowed through the Port.

Through August, total 2017 cargo volumes are 6,127,209TEUs, an increase of 9 percent compared to the same period in 2016. Current and past data container counts for the Port of Los Angeles may be found here.

Source: Port of Los Angeles

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