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Shipping increased 12% at the Port of LA in April

The Port of Los Angeles handled about 770,337 containers in April, a 12% increase from the same period last year, officials announced Monday.

April also represented the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year growth. To date, four months into 2024, waterfront workers have handled 3.1 million twenty-foot equivalent units at LA’s marine terminals – nearly 25% more than in 2023. That’s also 5% higher than the five-year average of the port from 2019. including two years of record volumes during the pandemic.

“All of our key operational metrics at the Port of Los Angeles are at or better than pre-coronavirus levels,” Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of LA, said during an online briefing Monday morning. “I have urged shippers to take advantage of our liquid terminals and excess capacity. We are ready to scale on demand as we enter the second half of 2024.”