Port of LA Imports Increase in April

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 13, 2016

a Hapag Lloyd containership alongside during cargo operations (Hapag Lloyd)

a Hapag Lloyd containership alongside during cargo operations (Hapag Lloyd)

Import cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 4.7 percent in April compared to the same period last year while overall cargo volume for the first four months of 2016 has increased 8 percent compared to 2015. 
Total April 2016 volumes registered at 656,177 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), a decrease of 1 percent compared to the same period last year. April loaded imports increased 4.7 percent to 343,574 TEUs. Loaded exports decreased 1 percent to 144,103 TEUs. Total loaded TEUs increased 2.9 percent to 487,677 TEUs. When factoring in a decrease of 10.9 percent in the movement of empty containers, overall April container volumes were 656,177 TEUs.
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