Port of Los Angeles enjoys third consecutive month of cargo increase

Port of Los Angeles flourishes with third consecutive month of cargo volume increase

For the third month in a row, cargo volume at the Port of Los Angeles has climbed compared to the previous year.

The port processed 725,775 TEU in October, a 7 per cent improvement compared to last year.

The port’s Executive Director, Gene Seroka, said: “Our terminal operators, labour and other stakeholders have worked hard to earn cargo market share back over the last three months. Additionally, November is also shaping up to be a strong month as we see a final holiday push and warehouse replenishment.”

Seroka also announced the return of ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM), relaunching an express service from South China direct to Los Angeles. 

READ: Port of Los Angeles records first gains in 13 months

Seroka noted: “We’re pleased to welcome back ZIM and its eCommerce Express service back to the Port of Los Angeles. This is the fastest, most efficient route for trade with Asia.”

Loaded imports landed at 372,455 TEU in October 2023, an increase of 11 per cent over the previous year.

Loaded exports totalled 121,277 TEU, representing a 35 per cent increase over 2022. Empty containers were 232,043 TEU, an 8 per cent decrease from the previous year.

The port has processed 7,123,900 TEU in the first 10 months of 2023, which is 16.6 per cent less than the same time previous year.

In October, the Port of Los Angeles promoted Cecilia Moreno, a veteran employee of the Harbor Department, to be its new Community Relations Director.

That same month, the port registered an increase in cargo volumes for the second consecutive month compared to 2022.

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