Port of LA Posts 3rd Straight Record Cargo Month 

Port of Los Angeles
Port of Los Angeles
An aerial view of the Port of Los Angeles’ West Basin. Photo: Port of LA.

Last month, the Port of Los Angeles scored its third straight month of record cargo, wrapping up its best first quarter in history by 3.5%, according to new data released Tuesday. 

The nation’s busiest seaport moved 958,674 TEUs in March, the port’s third best month ever. 

The port handled 495,196 TEUs in imports in March, a 1% uptick year over year, while it moved 9% fewer loaded exports from March 2021 with 11,781 TEUs. 

Meanwhile, empty containers rose 2% from March 2021 with 351,697 TEUs. 

In the first quarter of 2022, the port moved more than 2.68 million TEUs, a 3.5% jump from first quarter 2021. 

 “With improved fluidity on our docks and fewer vessels waiting to enter the port, our terminals are processing cargo at record levels,” port 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.” 

By Karen Robes Meeks