Port of LA Container Volumes Down in May 2013
The Port of Los Angeles has released its May 2013 cargo volumes. May overall volumes decreased 12.9 percent compared to May 2012.
The decrease was due in part to a vessel service that shifted out of the Port of Los Angeles.
Imports dropped 12 percent, from 370,721 Twenty-Foot Equivalent (TEU) containers in May 2012 to 326,114 TEUs this May. Exports decreased 16.3 percent, from 185,107 TEUs in May 2012 to 154,004 TEUs in May 2013.
Combined, total loaded imports and exports for May decreased 13.4 percent, from 555,829 TEUs last May to 481,019 TEUs in May 2013. Factoring in empties, which decreased 11.2 percent year over year, overall May 2013 volumes (636,851 TEUs) dropped 12.9 percent compared to May 2012 (731,352 TEUs).
Current and past data container counts for the Port of Los Angeles may be found here.