Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Port of LA Container Monthly Volumes Rise

As far as traffic goes, it’s been a good year so far for the Port of Los Angeles. Newly released data shows across-the-board increases in container volumes, including during the calendar year, fiscal year and month-over-month alike.

For the calendar year-to-date, Los Angeles’ volume is up 6.4 percent compared with the first six months of 2011. The port moved 4.0 million 20-foot-equivalent units during the first half of this year, compared with 3.7 million during the same period in calendar year 2011.

For the just-completed fiscal year, the POLB saw 8.1 million TEUs, up from 7.9 million, an increase of 3.1 percent from the previous year. The port’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.

Regarding month-over-month traffic, imports increased by six percent, rising from 333,894 20-foot-equivalent containers in June 2011 to 353,930 TEUs this June. Exports also increased, jumping from 163,137 TEUs in June 2011 to 174,418 TEUs in June 2012, a 6.9 percent increase.

Combined, total loaded imports and exports for June increased 6.3 percent, from 497,031 TEUs last June to 528,348 TEUs in June 2012. Factoring in empties, which increased 17.2 percent year over year, June 2012’s overall volumes -- 696,847 TEUs – were up 8.75 percent compared to June 2011’s 640,794 TEUs.

Current and past data container counts for the Port of Los Angeles can be seen at:
http://www.portoflosangeles.org/maritime/stats.asp. Provided statistic breakdowns include annual and monthly container counts in TEUs dating back to 1995.