Tuesday, May 20, 2014

POLA Monthly Container Volumes Up 10 Percent

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Los Angeles has released its latest monthly containerized cargo volumes, and in April 2014, overall volumes rose 10.26 percent compared to April 2013, according to the data.

The total cargo moved during the month was 706,036 TEUs, making it the port’s busiest month since September 2013.

Container imports rose 11.43 percent, from 486,910 TEUs in April 2013 to 537,071 TEUs last month. Exports rose eight percent, from 160,129 TEUs in April 2013 to 172,945 TEUs in April 2014.

Combined, total loaded imports and exports were up 10.30 percent, from April 2013’s 486,910 TEUs to April 2014’s 537,071 TEUs. Factoring in empties, which increased 10.13 percent year over year, the overall April 2014 volume of 706,036 TEUs was an increase of 10.26 percent compared to April 2013’s 640,300 TEUs.

For the first four months of calendar year 2014, the overall volume of 2.62 million TEUs represented an 8.21 percent increase compared to the same period in 2013. For the fiscal year to date, TEU volumes are up 4.4 percent, rising to 6.78 million TEUs from 6.49 million.
The POLA’s current fiscal year began July 1.

Current and past data container counts for the Port of Los Angeles may be found at: