Friday, December 15, 2017

Monthly TEU Record at Port of Los Angeles

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles moved nearly a million TEUs in November, the most cargo the port has ever processed in a month, according to statistics released this week.

The nation’s busiest seaport handled 924,225 TEUs, surpassing last year’s record of 877,564 TEUs, which represents a 5.3 percent increase.

This, paired with the fact that the 2017 volumes are 6.3 percent more than last year’s 8.8 million TEUs, will put Los Angeles on the path to surge past 9 million TEUs in a calendar year, the first port in the Western Hemisphere to do so.

“Four vessels calling in Los Angeles each discharged and loaded more than 23,000 TEUs in November, all close to October’s 24,308 TEU record set last month in Los Angeles,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “We’re proud to be partnering with our labor and supply-chain stakeholders to move these record-breaking cargo levels with efficiency, productivity and extraordinary customer service.”

The port also moved 463,690 imported TEUs, a 6.1 percent jump from the same period last year, and processed 177,913 exported TEUs, a slight .3 percent increase from November 2016.