Thursday, June 17, 2021

Port of Los Angeles Reports Busiest Month in History

This week, the Port of Los Angeles posted its busiest month to date, handling more than 1 million TEUs last month, according to newly released data.

The nation’s busiest seaport moved 1,012,248 TEUs, marking the 10th straight month of increases year over year. It’s also the first time a Western Hemisphere port moved more than 1 million TEUs in a month.

“The historic level of cargo that we’re managing reflects our commitment to reach new heights by working with our partners to further enhance our productivity, throughput and velocity,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “Much credit goes to our longshore workforce, truckers, terminal operators, ocean carriers, railroads and other stakeholders for scaling up to meet this extraordinary demand.”

The port handled 535,714 TEUs in imports last month, a 75% surge from May 2020 and 109,886 TEUs in exports, a 5.3% jump from May 2020.

Meanwhile, empty containers soared 114% from the prior year with 366,448 TEUs.