Port of LA Container Volumes on the Rise

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 16, 2014

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Photo: MARAD

The Port of Los Angeles has released its September 2014 containerized cargo volumes, showing overall volumes in September 2014 increased 9 percent compared to September 2013.

Total cargo for September was 775,133 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), marking the busiest single month at the port since August 2006. According to the port, the increased volume reflects peak season volumes and larger vessels calling at the Port of Los Angeles.

Container imports increased 11 percent, from 370,786 TEUs in September 2013 to 411,507 TEUs in September 2014. Exports rose 0.20 percent, from 150,380 TEUs in September 2013 to 150,679 TEUs in September 2014.

Combined, total loaded imports and exports increased 7.9 percent, from 521,166 TEUs in September 2013 to 562,185 TEUs in September 2014. Factoring in empties, which increased 12.2 percent year over year, overall September 2014 volumes (775,133 TEUs) rose 9 percent compared to September 2013 (710,892 TEUs).

For the first nine months of calendar year 2014, overall volumes (6,302,470 TEUs) have increased 7.8 percent compared to the same period in 2013 (5,847,167 TEUs).

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