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Port of LA on track for new record

From Port Technology:

Port of Los Angeles, the busiest port in the US, has had its best July in the port’s 110-year history, with container volumes climbing by 16% compared to July 2016 volumes to 796,804 TEUs.

The port is now 9.5% ahead of 2016 figures, when the Port of Los Angeles handled a record-breaking 8.8 million TEUs.

July loaded imports increased 13% to 417,090 TEUs, while loaded exports rose 17% to 154,925 TEUs.

Along with a 20% spike in empty containers, overall July container volumes were 796,804 TEUs.

Previously, the strongest July in Port history was 2006, when 761,326 TEUs moved through the port’s terminals.

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