The Port of Los Angeles saw container volumes drop 12.9 percent in May, continuing the trend at the nation’s busiest container port this year.
Volume fell to 636,851 TEUs during the month, including a 12 percent drop in loaded import cargo (to 326,114 TEUs), and a 16.3 percent drop in loaded export cargo (to 154,904 TEUs).
For the year, total volume has dropped 7.5 percent to less than 3.1 million TEUs. May statistics at the neighboring Port of Long Beach have not been released, but Long Beach volume has risen 17.2 percent through April. - Eric Johnson