April showed big increases at both the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. When combining volume at both ports, the first four months of 2017 are up 7.85% over 2016. At this pace, 2017 will be a record year for combined port volume.
“At the pace we are on, 2017 will be a record year for volume at the combined Ports of LA and Long Beach,” predicts Rooney Daschbach, Senior Director. “We don’t foresee any surprises like we had last year with Hanjin and all is going well on the labor front between PMA and ILWU.”
Port of Los Angeles moved 714,755 TEUs, up 8.93% over April 2016. Imports were up 8.29%, exports were up 9.41%, and total loaded volume was up 8.62%. Empties were up 9.82%. It was the best April in POLA’s 110-year history and 2017 year-to-date, POLA overall volume is up 9.98% over the same period in 2016.
Port of Long Beach also had a big month. April volume of 558,014 TEUs was up 16.53% over 2016. Imports were also up 16.53%, exports were up 3.06%, and total loaded volume was up 12.31%. Empties were up 29.33%. For year-to-date at POLB, total volume is up 5.05% over 2016.
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