The Port of Los Angeles processed 725,059 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in February, a 16% volume jump from last year, making it the busiest February in the port’s 111-year history. The Lunar New Year, which fell later than usual this year, is partially credited with the surge in cargo volume as shippers worked to move cargo ahead of the holiday celebrations in Asia.
“In recent weeks, I’ve had the privilege of addressing the outstanding men and women of International Longshore Warehouse Union Locals 13, 63 and 94 to thank them for their critical role in making the Port of Los Angeles the busiest trade gateway in the Western Hemisphere,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “With this strong start to 2018, I’m equally grateful to all of our supply chain partners who have helped us in our ongoing quest to optimize efficiency through world-class infrastructure, innovative technology solutions and extraordinary customer service.”
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