Port of LA on Track for 9 Million TEU Record


The Port of Los Angeles is on track to be the first Western Hemisphere port to exceed 9 million TEUs in a calendar year after processing the most containerized monthly cargo in its 110-year history.

A total of 924,225 TEUs passed through the port in November 2017, an increase of 5.3% on its previous top record of 877,564 TEU in November 2016.

The month also saw cargo volumes hit 8,563,982 TEUs, an increase of 6.3% compared to the same period in 2016.

Port of Los Angeles' neighbouring facility, Port of Long Beach, has also reported that it will handle more than 7 million containers in 2017 for only the fourth time in its 106-year history.

Gene Seroka, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director, said: “Four vessels calling in Los Angeles each discharged and loaded more than 23,000 TEUs in November, all close to October’s 24,308 TEU record set last month in Los Angeles.

“We’re proud to be partnering with our labor and supply-chain stakeholders to move these record-breaking cargo levels with efficiency, productivity and extraordinary customer service.”

Read more: LA Port recently shared pictures of a heavily-loaded containership Maersk Evora loading and unloading 24,846 TEUs

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