Friday, June 17, 2011

Los Angeles Port Posts Second Strongest May In Port History

The Port of Los Angeles turned in impressive cargo volume numbers for May, posting the highest total container moves of any month so far this year.

Los Angeles, the busiest container port in the Western Hemisphere, reported a 12.3 percent growth in total container volumes compared to April, and slightly surpassed the numbers reported in May of last year.

May volumes at the port were the strongest for any single month since September 2010 and the second strongest May showing for total volume in port history – surpassed only slightly by the record-holding May of 2006.

The port handled a total of 692,933 TEUs in May, a 12.3 percent over April and a 0.5 percent increase over May, 2010.

On the import side, the port handled a total of 360,969 loaded inbound TEUs in May, a 15.6 percent increase over April import box volumes and a 5.5 percent increase over May of last year.

On the export side, the port moved a total of 184,274 loaded outbound TEUs in May, a 10 percent increase over April and a 14.7 percent increase over same month last year.
For the first five months of 2011, the port has handled a total of 3,126,433 TEUs, up 6.6 percent over the January through May period in 2010.