September 15, 2017
The Port of Los Angeles reported a 6.1% increase in August container volumes at the nation’s busiest port, compared to August 2016 volumes. Eight months into 2017, Port container volumes are 9% ahead of 2016, when the Port of LA handled a record-breaking 8.8 million TEUs.
It was the busiest August, and the second-busiest month in the port’s 110-year history.
Port of LA’s Gene Seroka says, “We plan to build on this momentum and confidence by focusing on innovative new ways to improve efficiencies, including a first-of-its kind information portal system with GE Transportation that will be introduced at all of our container terminals in the coming months.”
The neighboring Port of Long Beach processed a total of 692,375 TEUs in August, an 8% increase compared to the same period last year. Imports were up 10.6%, while exports decreased 26.3%, a drop port officials blamed on shifts in vessel alliances.
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