Port of Los Angeles Sees Busiest April Ever


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Port of Los Angeles had the busiest April in its 112-year history, officials said today.

The port of said it handled 736,466 twenty-foot equivalent units in April, which is a 4.4 percent increase compared with last April and 3 percent more than the previous April record in 2017.

For the first four months of 2019, volumes have increased 4.5 percent compared to the same period last year.

“With three-plus years of record throughput, we are focused on partnering with our stakeholders to refine operations for even greater efficiencies,” Executive Director Gene Seroka said. “Despite heightened uncertainty in global trade, we continue to invest and prepare our infrastructure and services to provide the best value for our customers.”

April 2019 imports were 360,745 TEUs compared to 361,108 TEUs last April. Exports decreased 5.6 percent to 155,533 TEUs, and empty containers increased 22.5 percent to 220,189 TEUs, the port said.

The previous strongest April volumes at the port occurred in 2017 with 714,755 TEUs.

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