Friday, November 16, 2018

Port of LA Busier Than Ever

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles posted its busiest month in history, moving 952,554 TEUs in October, according to the latest statistics released this week. That represents a 27.2 percent spike from the same period last year and breaks the port’s previous record set in November 2017, when Los Angeles handled 924,225 TEUs.

Imports and exports also rose by double digits in October, with imports up 26.7 percent to 485,824 TEUs and exports rising 20.5 percent to 173,824 TEUs. So far, the port has moved 7.7 million TEUs this year.

“During October two of our container terminals – APM Terminals and Fenix Marine Services, formerly Eagle Marine – processed record container volumes while West Basin Container Terminals and Everport Terminal Services handled the biggest ships to ever call at those facilities,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “These robust cargo volumes equate to more jobs in the region and across the nation. We’re committed to doing our part to continue building a strong and skilled workforce for years to come.”