Port of LA Releases Estimates for July Cargo Volumes

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The Port of Los Angeles is projecting solid cargo numbers for July, estimating about 935,345 TEUs moving through the port last month and surpassing the 2019 record by 2.5%, according to initial estimates released by the port Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Early estimates also show that the port’s loaded imports last month are up 3.4% year over year with 485,472 TEUs. It’s about 8% more than the previous five-year June average, according to the port.

Meanwhile, the port moved an estimated 103,497 TEUs in loaded exports, up 13% from the previous year. Empty containers rose an estimated 5% year over year to about 346,376 TEUs.

“Remarkably, we continue to move record amounts of cargo while working down the backlog of ships almost 90%, a huge accomplishment by all of our partners,” Port Executive Director Gene Seroka said at a recent news briefing. “Even with the current rail challenges, our marine terminals are more fluid than last year. That’s due in part to our Port Optimizer data portal that allows our stakeholders to see around corners and tackle problems before they arise.”

More on the port’s cargo numbers is available at https://www.portoflosangeles.org/business/statistics/container-statistics.

By Karen Robes Meeks