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June 16, 2017

Port of Los Angeles handles a record 796,000 TEUs in May

Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 3.4 percent in May compared to the same period last year, marking the busiest May in the Port's 110-year history. It was the second straight year the Port produced record May volumes.

Total volumes registered at 796,216 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), with container growth of 8.5 percent for the first five months of 2017 compared to 2016's record-breaking year.

"We continue to see balanced year-over-year growth both on the import and export side of our operations," said Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles.

May loaded imports increased 3.1 percent to 413,021 TEUs. Loaded exports rose 4.4 percent to 169,639 TEUs. Along with a 3.1 percent rise in empty containers, overall May container volumes were 796,216 TEUs.

Source: Port of Los Angeles