Overall cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles have increased 5.9% for the first six months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.
Despite a decrease in June, 2016 volumes, year-to-date volumes registered at more than 4.1 million TEU, compared to more than 3.9 million TEU in the same period in 2015.
Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, said: “We’re encouraged with year over year growth in the first half of 2016, even though June was not as robust as the same period in 2015 due to industry trade patterns.
“We are hard at work with our stakeholders optimising supply chain efficiencies, building unparalleled infrastructure and listening to our customers.”
In June, cargo volumes dropped 6.3% compared to a strong June in 2015.
June loaded imports dropped 3.5% to more than 355,000 TEU. Loaded exports decreased 2.1% at more than 140,000 TEU.
Combined, total loaded volumes slipped 3.1% to more than 496,000 TEU. Along with a decrease in empty containers of 14.2%, overall June, 2016 volumes were more than 676,000 TEU, which is a decrease of 6.3% compared to June, 2015.
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