Port of Los Angeles resurges to pre-pandemic levels

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Port of Los Angeles resurges to pre-pandemic levels

The Port of Los Angeles handled 770,337 container units in April, reflecting a 12 per cent increase from the previous year.

This marks the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year growth for the nation’s busiest port.

In the first four months of 2024, workers at the port processed 3.15 million TEU, representing a nearly 25 per cent increase compared to 2023. This volume is also 5 per cent higher than the port’s five-year average, which includes the record volumes experienced during the pandemic.

“All our vital operational statistics at the Port of Los Angeles are at or better than pre-Covid levels,” stated Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, during a recent media briefing.

“I’ve been urging shippers to take advantage of our fluid terminals and excess capacity. We’re ready to upscale on demand as we move into the second half of 2024.”

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In April 2024, loaded imports reached 416,929 TEU at the nation’s busiest port, a 21 per cent increase from the previous year.

Loaded exports totalled 133,046 TEU, a 51 per cent rise compared to last year. April also marked the eleventh consecutive month of year-over-year export gains.

The port processed 220,262 empty containers in April, a 14 per cent decrease from 2023.

In recent news, PACECO Corp. started commercial operations for the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) crane at the Port of Los Angeles.

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