Port of Los Angeles Cargo Volumes Increase 7% in November

by Press Release on 2015-12-19 04:47:57


Port of LAThe Port of Los Angeles handled a total of 709,968 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in November 2015, an increase of 7 percent compared to the same period last year. Current and historical data is available here.

“We’ve seen container volumes at and above 700,000 TEUs for the past six months, which demonstrates consistency and the strength of our supply chain partners,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “With larger vessels coming into the transpacific trade this month, including the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, we can further show the gains we have made this year in terms of effectively moving greater volumes through our port.”

Imports improved 7.6 percent to 358,423 TEUs in November compared to the previous year. Exports dropped 5.7 percent to 142,020 TEUs in November. Factoring in empties, which increased 16.5 percent, overall November volumes of 709,968 increased 7 percent compared to November 2014.

For the first 11 months of 2015, overall volumes of 7,534,181 TEUs are down 1.9 percent compared to the same period in 2014.

Current and past data container counts for the Port of Los Angeles may be found at: http://www.portoflosangeles.org/maritime/stats.asp