Port of Los Angeles volumes up 5.4 percent to 852,449 TEUs in January 2019
The Port of Los Angeles processed 852,449 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in January, the busiest January in the Port’s 112-year history. The volumes represent a 5.4 percent jump over last January and marks the seventh consecutive month the Port has handled more than 800,000 TEUs.
January 2019 imports increased 1.7 percent to 429,923 TEUs compared to the previous year. Exports decreased 3.4 percent to 144,993 TEUs while empty containers increased 17.7 percent to 277,534 TEUs. Combined, January overall volumes were 852,449 TEUs, a 5.4 percent increase compared to last year.
The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovatively strategic and sustainable operations that benefit Southern California’s economy and quality of life. North America’s leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $272 billion in trade during 2016. San Pedro Bay port complex operations and commerce facilitate one in nine jobs in the five-county Southern California region.