Port of Los Angeles breaks records as space opens up

Port of Los Angeles set to break another cargo record in July

The Port of Los Angeles moved an estimated 935,345 TEU in July, outpacing the previous record set in 2019 by 2.5 per cent.

The port has set monthly records in five of seven months in 2022.

“Remarkably, we continue to move record amounts of cargo while working down the backlog of ships almost 90 per cent, a huge accomplishment by all of our partners,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director, Gene Seroka.

Even with the current rail challenges, our marine terminals are more fluid than last year. That’s due in part to our Port Optimizer data portal that allows our stakeholders to see around corners and tackle problems before they arise.”

Seroka added that the Southern California supply chain landscape has improved, and ships are now waiting for space at many other ports around the country.

READ: New York, Savannah bearing brunt of US East Coast congestion

“Our terminals have capacity,” Seroka added.

“For cargo owners looking to re-chart their course, come to Los Angeles. We’re ready to help.”

While official July cargo volumes have not been released yet, Seroka offered that estimates are likely to remain unchanged.

July 2022 loaded imports reached an estimated 485,472 TEU compared to the previous year, an increase of 3.4 per cent, and 8 per cent higher than the previous five-year June average.

Loaded exports reached an estimated 103,497 TEU, a 13 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. Empty containers reached an estimated 346,376 TEU, a year-on-year increase of 5 per cent.

Seven months into 2022, the Port of Los Angeles has moved an estimated 6,349,248 TEU, on pace with the record set last year.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded a $3 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Port of Los Angeles Gateway Project.

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