PORT OF LOS ANGELES CONTAINER VOLUMES EDGE UP SLIGHTLY IN MAY


PORT OF LOS ANGELES CONTAINER VOLUMES
EDGE UP SLIGHTLY IN MAY

SAN PEDRO, Calif. —June 15, 2015 — May 2015 containerized cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles edged up .8 percent compared to the same period last year. The Port handled a total of 694,791 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in May 2015. Current and historical data is available here.
 
Imports decreased .8 percent, from 351,403 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in May 2014 to 348,427 TEUs in May 2015. Exports declined 3.5 percent, from 158,473 TEUs in May 2014 to 152,917 TEUs in May 2015. Combined, total loaded imports and exports decreased 1.7 percent, from 509,876 TEUs in May 2014 to 501,344 TEUs in May 2015. Factoring in empties, which increased 7.9 percent, overall May 2015 volumes (694,791 TEUs) increased  .8 percent.
 
For the first five months of 2015, overall volumes (3,181,718 TEUs) are down 4 percent compared to the same period in 2014.

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