APM Terminals set a new operations record for North American operations after 27,846 TEU was handled on a single vessel at the Pier 400 Los Angeles terminal in the Port of Los Angeles.
This represents a complete discharge of the vessel for import cargo and a completely new load of export containers, in addition to empty containers needed back in Asia to balance the equipment flow.
The 15,500 TEU E-class, Elenora Maersk vessel normally sails in the Asia/Europe service but was diverted due to the strong North American container market volumes and Pier 400 Los Angeles’ ability to handle extra-large ships.
The terminal is one of the few in the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach complex which has the crane height capable of handling newest generation of large container ships.
The new record breaks the previous North American container handling operations record, which was also set at Pier 400 Los Angeles when the Maersk Evora handled 24,846 in October 2017.
Steven Trombley, APM Terminals Pier 4000 Los Angeles Managing Director, had this to say: “Our terminal operations team works closely with our customers to optimize their peak season needs to ensure the port productivity and yard, rail and gate capacity meet and exceed customer expectations.”