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- November 16, 2016 /
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October was the busiest month ever at the US Port of Los Angeles, with the port’s containerized cargo eclipsing the previous record of 800,063 TEUs seen in October 2006.
The port recorded a 16 percent increase in its container throughput, which rose to 814,574 TEUs from 704,588 TEUs handled in the same month last year.
October imports went up by 16.4 percent to 417,311 TEUs from 358,601 TEUs in 2015.
Exports jumped by 23.3 percent to 166,406 TEUs, compared to 134,963 TEUs recorded in the tenth month of 2015.
“It’s encouraging to see that when cargo surges, we have the infrastructure, equipment and human capital to keep the boxes moving,” Gene Seroka, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director, said.