Los Angeles Port breaks another container record in July

The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) processed an estimated 935,345 TEU in July, breaking the previous record set in 2019 by 2.5%.


The Californian port has set monthly records in five of seven months in 2022.


POLA executive director, Gene Seroka said, “we continue to move record amounts of cargo while working down the backlog of ships almost 90%, a huge accomplishment by all of our partners.”


Seroka went on to add, “Even with the current rail challenges, our marine terminals are more fluid than last year. That’s due in part to our Port Optimizer data portal that allows our stakeholders to see around corners and tackle problems before they arise.”


While official July cargo volumes have not been officially announced yet, Seroka offered estimates that are expected to change only slightly when final.


July 2022 loaded imports reached an estimated 485,472 TEU compared to the previous year, an increase of 3.4%, and 8% higher than the previous five-year June average. Loaded exports reached an estimated 103,497 TEU, a 13% increase compared to the same period last year. Empty containers reached an estimated 346,376 TEU, an increase of 5% compared to last year.


Additionally, seven months into 2022, Los Angeles port has moved an estimated 6,349,248 TEU, on pace with the record set last year.


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Los Angeles Port breaks another container record in July
Los Angeles Port breaks another container record in July