July Cargo Up Slightly at Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles saw a 4% uptick in cargo volumes last month, according to new numbers released by the port.

The nation’s busiest seaport moved 890,800 TEUs in July, marking the 12th consecutive month of year-over-year growth.

“This remarkable, sustained import surge is pushing the supply chain to new levels,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “Credit goes to our longshore workers and terminal operators for helping the Port of Los Angeles achieve an average of more than 11,000 TEUs exchanged on each vessel call, the best in the business.”

The port moved 469,361 TEUs in imports in July, up 2.9%, and handled 91,440 TEUs in exports, a 27.6% decrease from July 2020 and the lowest number of exports at the port since 2005.

Asia’s demand for empty containers continues with 329,999 TEUs, 20.4% more than July 2020.

“With space tight at warehouses, rail yards and container terminals as we enter the traditional ‘peak’ shipping season, we are offering new data tools and incentives to help improve throughput and efficiencies,” Seroka said. “Additional strategies are being developed in conjunction with both the private sector and federal government.”

By Pacific Maritime