Tuesday, August 19, 2014

POLA July Container Volumes Flat

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Los Angeles has released its July 2014 containerized cargo volumes, and the data show that in July 2014, overall volumes increased a mere 0.25 percent compared to July 2013. The port’s overall cargo volume for the month was 717,407 TEUs.

Container imports dropped 1.98 percent last month, falling from 370,745 TEUs in July 2013 to 363,393 TEUs in July 2014. Exports, however, rose 3.62 percent, jumping from 157,585 TEUs in July 2013 to 163,294 TEUs in July 2014.

Combined, total loaded imports and exports decreased 0.31 percent, falling from 528,331.05 TEUs in July 2013 to 526,688.00 TEUs in July 2014, according to port data. Factoring in empties, which increased 1.82 percent year over year, the overall July 2014 volume of 717,407.00 TEUs represented a 0.25 percent increase compared to July 2013’s 715,640.25 TEUs.

For the first seven months of calendar year 2014, the port’s overall volume of 4.76 million TEUs was an increase of 7.75 percent compared to the 4.42 million TEUs that were moved during the same period in 2013.

July was the first month of the port’s 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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