Friday, June 16, 2017

Busy Box Month for Los Angeles

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles reported the busiest May in its 110-year history, moving 796,216 TEUs last month, according to latest numbers released by the port Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

That’s 3.4 percent more than in May 2016, which had also been a record month.

The port handled 413,021 TEUs in imports last month, a 3.1 percent increase from the same time last year, and 169,639 TEUs in exports, a 4.4 percent jump from May 2016.

In the first five months of 2017, total cargo volumes are 3.75 million TEUs, an 8.5 percent spike when compared to the same period in 2016.

“We continue to see balanced year-over-year growth both on the import and export side of our operations,” said Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles. “With nearly one million jobs — one in nine jobs in the region — tied to San Pedro Bay port complex operations, we continue to focus on supply chain efficiency, optimization and sustainability.”