Port of Los Angeles reports container volumes of 8,856,782 in 2016
Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles reached 8,856,782 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units in 2016, marking the busiest year ever for a Western Hemisphere Port. The previous record was set in 2006, when the Port of Los Angeles handled 8,469,853 TEUs, the company said in its press release.
The Port finished the year strong, with December volumes of 796,536 TEUs, a 27 percent increase compared to the same period last year. It was the Port's busiest December and fourth quarter in its 110-year history. Overall in 2016, cargo increased 8.5 percent compared to 2015.
December imports increased 22.6 percent to 394,217 TEUs. Exports jumped 25.6 percent to 164,900 TEUs. Along with a 23.5 percent rise in empty containers, overall December container volumes were 796,536 TEUs.