The Port of Los Angeles has released its September 2013 cargo volumes. September overall volumes totaled 710,892 Twenty-Foot Equivalent (TEU) containers, the third consecutive month volumes exceeded 700,000 TEUs, but compared to September 2012, volumes dropped 4.57 percent.
Imports declined by 3.75 percent, from 385,250 TEUs in September 2012 to 370,785 TEUs this September. Exports decreased 12.79 percent, from 172,432 TEUs in September 2012 to 150,380 TEUs in September 2013.
Combined, total loaded imports and exports for September decreased 6.55 percent, from 557,683 TEUs last September to 521,165 TEUs in September 2013. Factoring in empties, which increased 1.33 percent year over year, overall September 2013 volumes (710,892 TEUs) declined 4.57 percent compared to September 2012 (744,923 TEUs).
Current and past data container counts for the Port of Los Angeles may be found at: