SAN PEDRO, Calif. — October 13, 2016, - The Port of Los Angeles handled 747,707 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in September, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to the previous year. Exports were particularly strong, with an increase of 16.7 percent compared to last September. Year to date, overall cargo volumes have increased 4.1 percent to 6,368,107 TEUs compared to the same period in 2015.

“Despite challenges in global logistics due to the Hanjin bankruptcy, we’re pleased to see both import and export growth,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “We continue to work diligently in collaboration with our many stakeholders to deliver on our customers’ supply chain requirements.”

In September, loaded imports increased 4.3 percent to 388,958 TEUs compared to the previous September. Loaded exports increased 16.7% percent  to 145,096 TEUs. Combined, total loaded volumes grew 7.4 percent to 534,054 TEUs. With a decrease in empty containers of 8.3  percent, overall September volumes were 747,707 TEUs, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to September 2015.

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

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 $270 billion in trade during 2015. Port operations and commerce facilitate more than 133,000 jobs (about one in 14) in the City of Los Angeles and 479,000 jobs (or one in 18) in the five-county Southern California region. The San Pedro Bay Ports support nearly 1 million California jobs and 2.8 million nationwide.