SAN PEDRO, Calif. – May 10, 2018 – The Port of Los Angeles processed 705,536 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in April, a dip of 1.3 percent compared to last April’s record of 714,755 TEUs. 

"I'm pleased with the levels of efficiency and productivity we're witnessing at our terminals," said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka.  "We continue to bring technology enhancements like GE Transportation's Port Optimzer to our customers so that we can continue the unparalleled service that cargo owners need and expect."

April 2018 imports dropped 2.9 percent to 361,108 TEUs compared to the previous year. Exports increased 4.5 percent to 164,703 TEUs while empty containers slipped 2.9 percent to 179,724 TEUs. Combined, April overall volumes were 705,536 TEUs.

Four months into 2018, overall volumes have decreased 4.7 percent compared to 2017.

Current and historical data is available here.

The Port of Los Angeles is America's premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovatively strategic and sustainable operations that benefit Southern California’s economy and quality of life. North America’s leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $284 billion in trade during 2017. San Pedro Bay port complex operations and commerce facilitate one in nine jobs in the five-county Southern California region.

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