Port of Los Angeles Sets New Western Hemisphere Cargo Record in 2018

Container throughput at the Port of Los Angeles rose to a record 9.45 million TEU in 2018, solidifying Los Angeles' spot as the Western Hemisphere's top port for containerized cargo. In total, the Port tallied 9,458,749 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) during 2018, up 1.2 percent more than 2017’s record-breaking year. The year marked the third consecutive year of record … [Read more...]

Port of Los Angeles On Track to Surpass 9 Million TEU This Year, But November Volumes Down

America's busiest container port, the Port of Los Angeles, processed 832,331 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in November 2018 putting it on track to once again surpass 9 million TEUs this year. November marked the fifth consecutive month volumes exceeded 800,000 TEUs and the sixth busiest month in the Port’s history. Compared to November 2017, however, November 2018 … [Read more...]

North American Container Handling Record Set in Los Angeles – 27,846 TEU Moved

APM Terminals announced today it set a new North American record this month with 27,846 TEUs handled on one vessel. This represents a complete discharge of the vessel for import cargo and a complete new load of export containers, in addition to empty containers needed back in Asia. The 15,500 TEU, E-class, Eleonora Maersk vessel normally sails in the Asia/Europe service, … [Read more...]

Export-Bound Shipping Container Explodes at Port of Los Angeles Terminal

U.S. officials are investigating an explosion inside an export-bound shipping container at a Port of Los Angeles container terminal on Tuesday evening. The U.S. Coast Guard said it was alerted at approximately 6 p.m. on October 30 that a shipping container had exploded at the Evergreen marine terminal located on Terminal Island under the Vincent Thomas Bridge. As a result … [Read more...]

Trump’s Tariffs Could Hit 15 Percent of Los Angeles Port Business, Port Official Says

By Nick Carey June 27 (Reuters) - Tariffs on U.S. imports of Chinese goods imposed by the Trump administration could hit up to 15 percent of goods moving through the Port of Los Angeles once they go into effect, the port's executive director Gene Seroka told Reuters on Wednesday. Seroka said in a telephone interview that according to his data, imports from China coming … [Read more...]