Port of Los Angeles increases volumes by 3.8%

Port of Los Angeles has announced August 2015 containerized cargo volumes at the port of 786,677 TEUs, representing an increase of 3.8% compared to the same period last year.

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said, “The numbers are strong indicators that our terminal operators, longshore labor and supply chain partners are adjusting to the new industry dynamics of carrier alliances, deploying larger ships and delivering higher container volumes per call.”

Imports increased 6.3%, from 383,551 TEUs in August 2014 to 407,804 TEUs in August 2015. Exports declined 14%, from 168,248 TEUs in August 2014 to 143,936 TEUs in August 2015. Factoring in empties, which increased 14%, overall August 2015 volumes of 786,677 increased 3.8%.

For the first eight months of 2015, overall volumes were 5,389,316 TEUs, representing a decline of 2.5% to the same period in 2014.