Friday, March 16, 2018

LA’s Seroka Thanks Longshore

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles posted the busiest February in its 111-year history, moving 725,059 TEUs, according to the port’s latest numbers released Tuesday.

That’s 16 percent more than February 2017, a double-digit increase that port officials attribute partly to greater activity leading up to the Lunar New Year when much of Asia slows business to celebrate the annual holiday.

The port also moved 383,089 imported TEUs, which is 28.1 percent more than February 2017, while handling 157,591 exported TEUs for a 1.4 percent increase year over year.

"In recent weeks, I’ve had the privilege of addressing the outstanding men and women of International Longshore Warehouse Union Locals 13, 63 and 94 to thank them for their critical role in making the Port of Los Angeles the busiest trade gateway in the Western Hemisphere, said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “With this strong start to 2018, I’m equally grateful to all of our supply chain partners who have helped us in our ongoing quest to optimize efficiency through world-class infrastructure, innovative technology solutions and extraordinary customer service.”