PORT OF LOS ANGELES IMPORTS INCREASE 4.7% IN APRIL;
OVERALL YEAR-TO-DATE VOLUMES UP 8%
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — May 12, 2016, - Import cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 4.7 percent in April compared to the same period last year while overall cargo volume for the first four months of 2016 has increased 8 percent compared to 2015.
“We’re encouraged that shippers and supply chain decision makers continue to show confidence in the Port of Los Angeles,” said Executive Director Gene Seroka. “While the pace of global trade and U.S. retailer imports has eased recently, our work and progress on supply chain optimization has put the Port of Los Angeles on track to drive market opportunities.”
Total April 2016 volumes registered at 656,177 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), a decrease of 1 percent compared to the same period last year. April loaded imports increased 4.7 percent to 343,574 TEUs. Loaded exports decreased 1 percent to 144,103 TEUs. Total loaded TEUs increased 2.9 percent to 487,677 TEUs. When factoring in a decrease of 10.9 percent in the movement of empty containers, overall April container volumes were 656,177 TEUs.
Current and past data container counts for the Port of Los Angeles may be found at: /maritime/stats.asp