Total volumes registered at 814,574 Twenty-Foot Equivalents (TEUs), eclipsing the previous record of 800,063 TEUs at the Port of Los Angeles in October 2006.

“We applaud our container terminals, labor and all of the stakeholders in our supply chain that drove this record-breaking volume with speed, efficiency and reliability,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “It’s encouraging to see that when cargo surges, we have the infrastructure, equipment and human capital to keep the boxes moving.”

October imports increased 16.4 percent to 417,311 TEUs. Exports jumped 23.3 percent to 166,406 TEUs. Along with a 18.3 percent  surge in empty containers, overall October container volumes were 814,574 TEUs.

With total cargo volumes through the first 10 months of 2016 at 7,182,682 TEUs, it represents an  increase of 5.25 percent compared to the same period in 2015.

October

2016
2015
Change
Percent Change
Loaded Inbound2417,311.05358,601.5058,709.5516.37%
Loaded Outbound3166,406.25134,963.7531,442.5023.30%
Total Loaded583,717.30493,565.2590,152.0518.27%
Total Empty230,857.20211,023.6519,833.559.40%
Total814,574.50704,588.90109,985.6015.61%
Calendar Year 20164
(to date)
7,182,682.356,824,212.55358,469.805.25%
Fiscal Year 201753,049,106.452,920,691.55128,414.904.40%
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 2016
5Fiscal Year = July 1 through June 30.

Historical TEU Statistics (by calendar year; includes monthly data)

Click on the desired year to view a statistical breakdown. Monthly breakdowns prior to calendar year 1995 are unavailable.

2010s

2000s

1990s

1980s

20107.8 million TEUs20004.9 million TEUs19902.1 million TEUs1980633,000 TEUs
20117.9 million TEUs20015.2 million TEUs19912.0 million TEUs1981476,000 TEUs
20128.1 million TEUs20026.1 million TEUs19922.3 million TEUs1982606,000 TEUs
20137.9 million TEUs20037.1 million TEUs19932.3 million TEUs1983734,000 TEUs
20148.3 million TEUs20047.3 million TEUs19942.5 million TEUs1984908,000 TEUs
20158.2 million TEUs20057.5 million TEUs19952.5 million TEUs19851.1 million TEUs
2016year in progress20068.5 million TEUs19962.7 million TEUs19861.3 million TEUs
20078.4 million TEUs19972.9 million TEUs19871.6 million TEUs
20087.8 million TEUs19983.4 million TEUs19881.7 million TEUs
20096.7 million TEUs19993.8 million TEUs19892.1 million TEUs
Source: portoflosangeles
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