PORT OF LOS ANGELES MOVES 748,762 TEUs IN OCTOBER; TRACKING TOWARD RECORD-BREAKING YEAR
SAN PEDRO, Calif. - November 14, 2017 - Last month, 748,762 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) moved through the Port of Los Angeles. While it was the third best October registered by the Port, it is an 8.1 percent decrease compared to last year's record-breaking October. The last quarter of 2016 the Port handled additional cargo after the Hanjin bankruptcy.
Ten months through 2017, volumes are up 6.4 percent compared to last year’s record-breaking 8.8 million TEUs. The Port of Los Angeles is on track to be the first-ever port in the Western Hemisphere to move 9 million TEUs in a year.
"In October, the good men and women of the ILWU moved 24,308 TEUs off and back on the Maersk Evora at APM Terminals in Los Angeles, which is believed to be a world record for a single vessel port call," said Executive Director Gene Seroka. "It's that kind of efficiency and productivity that our supply chain partners have come to expect and deserve."
In October, loaded imports decreased 8.1 percent to 383,385 TEUs compared to October 2016. Loaded exports decreased 13.3 percent to 144,209 TEUs. Those figures, coupled with a 4.2 percent drop in empty container traffic, delivered overall volumes of 748,762 TEUs.