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August 16, 2017

Port of Los Angeles container volumes jump 16 percent in July

July container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles climbed by 16 percent compared to July 2016 volumes. 796,804 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) came through the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest July in the port's 110-year history.

Seven months into 2017, Port container volumes are 9.5 percent ahead of 2016, when the Port of Los Angeles handled a record-breaking 8.8 million TEUs.

July loaded imports increased 13 percent to 417,090 TEUs. Loaded exports rose 17 percent to 154,925 TEUs. Along with a 20 percent spike in empty containers, overall July container volumes were 796,804 TEUs. Previously, the strongest July in Port history was 2006, when 761,326 TEUs moved through the port's terminals.

Through July, total 2017 cargo volumes are 5,279,352 TEUs, an increase of 9.5 percent compared to the same period in 2016.

Source: Port of Los Angeles