The Port of Los Angeles announced Wednesday that October was the busiest month in its 111-year history.
The port processed 952,554 twenty-foot equivalent units last month, a 27.2 percent increase compared to October 2017, while also eclipsing the November 2017 record of 924,225 TEUs.
“During October, two of our container terminals — APM Terminals and Fenix Marine Services, formerly Eagle Marine — processed record container volumes while West Basin Container Terminals and Everport Terminal Services handled the biggest ships to ever call at those facilities,” Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said.
“These robust cargo volumes equate to more jobs in the region and across the nation,” he said. “We’re committed to doing our part to continue building a strong and skilled workforce for years to come.”
October imports increased 26.7 percent to 485,824 TEUs compared to the previous year, while exports increased 20.5 percent to 173,824 TEUs, and empty containers increased 25 percent to 292,906 TEUs.
The port also reported that 10 months into 2018, overall volumes have increased 1.1 percent to 7.7 million TEUs compared to 2017, when it set an all-time annual cargo record.
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