The Port of Los Angeles moved 833,035 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in June, its best performance since last July and just 5% less than last year’s record.
“Cargo volume has increased a remarkable 70% since February with four months of consecutive gains,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka during a media briefing Wednesday. “Although we will likely see cargo ease in July, I’m optimistic that the second half of 2023 will show improved performance compared to the first six months.”
Seroka was joined at the Port’s media briefing by Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su, who discussed her role in the recent tentative agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association. Su also discussed the U.S. Department of Labor’s initiatives to create jobs and empower American workers.
June 2023 loaded imports reached 435,307 TEUs, down 2% compared to the previous year. Loaded exports came in at 108,050 TEUs, an increase of 15% compared to last year. Empty containers landed at 289,679 TEUs, a 14% year-over-year decline.
During the first six months of 2023, the Port handled 4,137,379 TEUs, a 24% decline compared to the same period in 2022.