The Port of Los Angeles announced Monday that it set a new 12-month shipping record for a Western Hemisphere port during the recent fiscal year.
The port closed its 12-month fiscal year at the end of June with a total cargo volume of 9.2 million twenty-foot units, breaking the 12-month record the port set during the 2016 calendar year with 8.8 million units.
Volumes also increased 8.1 percent in June compared to the same period last year, making it the second busiest June in the port’s 110-year history.
“As we mark the mid-point of 2017, we are grateful to our terminal operators, shipping lines, labor force and land-side supply chain stakeholders for their focus on teamwork and efficiency, because they are the reason why we attained record-breaking volumes these past 12 months,” said Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.
“Despite unprecedented change in our industry, we are demonstrating the L.A. advantage in terms of world-class infrastructure, competitive pricing and extraordinary customer service,” Seroka said.
— City News Service
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