Port of Los Angeles Breaks All-Time Cargo Volume Record in 2017

by Port of Los Angeles on January 16, 2018
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Supply Chain Efficiencies, New Technology Use and Terminal Upgrades

Cited as Reasons for 9.3 Million TEU Milestone

The Port of Los Angeles moved more cargo in 2017 than in any time in the Port's 110-year history, racking up 9,343,192 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), a 5.5 percent increase over 2016's record-breaking year. It's the most cargo moved annually by a Western Hemisphere port.

"We are powering Los Angeles' economy to new heights every year, because we know that lasting prosperity means investing boldly in jobs, opportunity, and growth," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. "The success of our Port tells the story of a city whose moment has arrived — and we will continue pushing forward as we expand our role in the global economy."

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