Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Port of Los Angeles hits highest container volume since 2010
Traffic at the Port of Los Angeles increased 5.6 percent last month over the previous year, hitting its highest volume in two years.
However, export traffic at the Port of Long Beach declined slightly, and imports stayed even.
Los Angeles saw overall shipping volume jump from 372,655 TEUs in September 2010 to 385,250 TEUs September 2012. This is a 5.6 percent surge from last year, and a 3.4 percent increase over August 2012, the port said in a statement.
September imports were up 3.4 percent year on year, and exports decreased 2.6 percent. About 20 percent of the outgoing shipping containers were empty, going back to the Asia for new loads.
In Long Beach, there was a 2.9 percent decline in exports and a seven-tenths of a percent increase in imports in September 2012 compared to the same time last year.
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