Friday, September 14, 2018

Los Angeles Containers Down

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles handled 2.5 percent fewer containers last month, moving 826,638 TEUs, when compared to August 2017, the port’s best August in history, according to latest statistics released Wednesday.

Imports also fell 2.8 percent to 420,573 TEUs, while exports rose two percent to 162,466 TEUs year over year. Empty containers were down 4.9 percent to 243,600 TEUs.

Despite the drop, last month still ranks as the second busiest August and the sixth busiest month in port history.

“In addition to being one of our top 10 busiest months, August marked the inauguration of APL’s Eagle Express here in Los Angeles,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “This weekly China to LA service provides an unmatched level of speed to market and is yet another example of our focus on customer service and response to market demand.”