For the first four months of 2017, cargo has increased 10 percent compared to 2016, which was a record-breaking year for the Port.

“April was the first month of new vessel alliance deployments around the globe, and we are pleased that the Port of Los Angeles provided world-class service and efficiency at our terminals,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “We continue to seek new ways to improve operations, such as our new partnership with GE Transportation that will allow data access to our stakeholders that has never been seen before in our industry.”

April 2017 imports increased 8.3 percent to 372,040 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) compared to the previous year. Exports increased 9.4 percent to 157,661 TEUs. Total loaded volumes of 529,702 TEUs increased 8.6 percent compared to the previous year. Empty containers grew 9.8 percent to 185,052 TEUs.

The April tally of 714,755 TEUs is the the strongest April in the Port’s 110-year history, eclipsing the April 2012 record of 707,182 TEUs. The Port’s most recent five-year average of April container volumes is 674,540 TEUs, and this year’s volumes represent a 6 percent increase over the five-year average.

Provided statistic breakdowns include annual and monthly container counts (in TEUs1) dating back to 1995. Container counts for years 1980-1994 are provided in calendar year totals only. For more information, contact the Port’s Media Relations Division at (310) 732-0430.

The following table lists container counts (TEUs) for the previous month. Statistics for the recorded month are released on or around the 15th day of the following month.

For general port industry statistics, visit the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) website.

April

2017
2016
Change
Percent Change
Loaded Inbound2372,040.90343,574.1028,466.808.29%
Loaded Outbound3157,661.50144,103.7513,557.759.41%
Total Loaded529,702.40487,677.8542,024.558.62%
Total Empty185,052.65168,499.2016,553.459.82%
Total714,755.05656,177.0558,578.008.93%
Calendar Year 20174
(to date)
2,955,299.452,687,159.70268,139.759.98%
Fiscal Year 201757,678,506.356,944,096.60734,409.7510.58%
1TEUs = Twenty-foot equivalent units, a standardized maritime industry measurement used when counting cargo containers of varying lengths.
2Inbound = Imported containers.
3Outbound = Exported containers.
4Calendar Year Total for 2017
5Fiscal Year = July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
Source: portoflosangeles
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