March Marks Third-Best Month in Port of Los Angeles History

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Last month was the busiest March and the third-best month in general in the Port of Los Angeles' 115-year history, officials said today.

The port ended the month achieving the best first-quarter in its history, 3.5% above the previous record set last year.

Crews moved 958,674 million 20-foot equivalent units in March. The record was set in May 2021, when 1.012 million units were moved, followed by 980,729 units in October 2020.

``With improved fluidity on our docks and fewer vessels waiting to enter the port, our terminals are processing cargo at record levels,'' Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said. ``Yet we're not taking anything for granted. We're using our Port Optimizer data to find developing issues and adjust to market demands. We will keep working at this every day.''

Imports moved during March reached 495,196 units, a 1% increase from the same month the previous year. Exports decreased 9% to 11,781 units, marking the 37th month of decline out of the last 41 months. The port also moved 3511,697 empty containers, a 2% increase to the same month the previous year.

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