Examples of shipping containers at Port of Los Angeles. These were not involved in substance leak.
Examples of shipping containers at Port of Los Angeles. These were not involved in substance leak.

The Port of Los Angeles experienced its busiest May in history, with cargo activity increasing 11 percent compared with the previous year, according to figures released Wednesday.

The port moved 770,409 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units, or TEUs, last month. Loaded import containers alone totaled 400,765 TEUs, a 15 percent increase, while loaded export container volumes grew 6.3 percent to 162,487 TEUs. Empty container activity was up 7.1 percent.

“The strong growth both on the import and export side is encouraging as we continue to explore ways to improve supply chain efficiencies,” Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said.

Seroka attributed the gains to the “unwavering efforts of our supply chain partners, including organized labor.”

So far this year, the Port of Los Angeles is 8.7 percent busier when compared with the same five months of last year.

—City News Service

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