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Port of Los Angeles Container Volumes Decrease in April

By The Maritime Executive 05-15-2013 02:48:00

The Port of Los Angeles has released its April 2013 cargo volumes. April overall volumes decreased 9.45 percent compared to April 2012. The decrease was due in large part to a vessel service that shifted out of the Port of Los Angeles.

Imports dropped 10.36 percent, from 364,555 Twenty-Foot Equivalent (TEU) containers in April 2012 to 326,780 TEUs this April. Exports decreased  14.3 percent, from 186,838 TEUs in April  2012 to 160,129 TEUs in April 2013.

Combined, total loaded imports and exports for April decreased 11.69 percent, from 551,393 TEUs last April to 486,910 TEUs in April 2013. Factoring in empties, which decreased 1.52 percent year over year, overall April 2013 volumes (640,330 TEUs) dropped 9.45 percent compared to April  2012 (707,182 TEUs).

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