Port of Los Angeles returns to pre-pandemic levels

The Port of Los Angeles handled 770,337 container units in April, reflecting a 12 percent increase over the previous year.

This marks the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year growth for the country’s busiest port.

In the first four months of 2024, port workers processed 3.15 million TEUs, representing an increase of almost 25 percent compared to 2023. This volume is also 5 percent higher than the average for five years of the port, which includes the record volumes experienced. during the pandemic.

“All of our vital operating statistics at the Port of Los Angeles are at pre-Covid levels or better,” said Gene Seroka, CEO of the Port of Los Angeles, during a recent press conference.

“I have been urging shippers to take advantage of our fluid terminals and our excess capacity. “We are ready to improve based on demand as we move into the second half of 2024.”

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In April 2024, loaded imports reached 416,929 TEU at the country’s busiest port, an increase of 21 percent from the previous year.

Laden exports totaled 133,046 TEU, an increase of 51 percent compared to last year. April also marked the 11th consecutive month of year-on-year growth in exports.

The port processed 220,262 empty containers in April, a 14 percent decrease from 2023.

In recent news, PACECO Corp. began commercial operations for the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane at the Port of Los Angeles.