The Port of Los Angeles posted its best June to date last month, processing 876,611 TEUs and narrowly surpassing the previous record month of June 2021, according to data released by the port on Wednesday, July 13.
This comes as imports last month fell 5% from June 2021 with 444,680 TEUs. Still, the amount is 12% more than the five previous years averaged, according to POLA figures.
Meanwhile, loaded exports in June also dipped 2.3% from the same time last year with 93,890 TEUs at the POLA, where exports have decreased in 39 of the last 44 months.
Empty containers in June rose 8.1% year over year with 338,041 TEUs.
Midway through 2022, the port is meeting the record pace set in 2021, moving more than 5.4 million TEUs, port data show.
“Halfway through the year, we’ve been able to reduce the number of vessels waiting to berth by 75%, allowing dock workers to efficiently process more vessels,” port Executive Director Gene Seroka commented. “We’re already beginning to handle back-to-school, fall fashion and year-end holiday goods. Despite inflation and higher-than-usual inventory, we expect cargo volume to remain robust (in) the second half of the year.”