Port of Los Angeles encounters busiest "February" in history, record throughput
2In February 2016, the Port of Los Angeles handled a total of 713.721 million TEUs, an increase of 42% over last year. Last year, the port encountered a blockage during the dispute over contract negotiations between the international terminal and the warehouse union and its employer.
This is the busiest February in the 109-year history of the Port of Los Angeles, which basically matches the strong throughput reported by Port of Long Beach last week.
Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, said: "Recalling the two consecutive months since 2016, records have been created that show consumer confidence in the U.S. economy and confidence in our terminal consignments, as well as the speed and efficiency provided by our supply chain partners. confidence".
The port handled a total of 372.4744 million TEUs of imports, an increase of 46.6% compared with February 2015, and exports of 146,488 TEUs, an increase of 11.1% year-on-year; 194,487 TEUs of empty cases, an increase of 66.7% over the same period last year .
The person in charge of the port said, "A part of the February throughput was imported by Asian importers before the Lunar New Year. From February 8th, production in China will slow down for several weeks." "Delivery in February The surge will lead to a slowdown in imports in March. The appreciation of the US dollar will lead to higher costs, which will in turn slow U.S. exports. "