Import cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 4.7% in April compared to the same period last year while overall cargo volume for the first four months of 2016 has increased 8% compared to 2015.
“While the pace of global trade and U.S. retailer imports has eased recently, our work and progress on supply chain optimization has put the Port of Los Angeles on track to drive market opportunities.” said Executive Director Gene Seroka.
Total April 2016 volumes registered at 656,177 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), a decrease of 1% compared to the same period last year.
April loaded imports increased 4.7% to 343,574 TEUs.
Loaded exports decreased 1% to 144,103 TEUs. Total loaded TEUs increased 2.9% to 487,677 TEUs.
When factoring in a decrease of 10.9% in the movement of empty containers, overall April container volumes were 656,177 TEUs.