Los Angeles-Long Beach containers slip 3.8% in November
Increased exports at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach couldn’t offset reduced imports and empty container movements during November, as the California port’s combined monthly container volume decreased 3.8 percent to 1.35 million TEUs, from 1.40 million TEUs in the same month last year.
The Port of Los Angeles handled 736,340 TEUs in the November, down 1.2 percent from 745,613 TEUs last year. Los Angeles’ monthly loaded inbound traffic dipped 1.9 percent to 375,271 TEUs, while loaded outbound volume went up 18.4 percent to 145,228 TEUs. Total empty containers handled at Los Angeles declined 10.3 percent to 215,841 TEUs.
Total containers handled in November at the Port of Long Beach was 611,606 TEUs, down 6.6 percent from 654,997 TEUs a year ago. Loaded imports declined 6.8 percent to 310,068 TEUs with outbound loaded containers up 33.5 percent to 143,848 TEUs. Empties were down 26.5 percent to 157,690 TEUs.
After 11 months of 2007, the two ports’ aggregate box volume was down 0.3 percent to 14.43 million TEUs with Los Angeles 0.8 percent lower at 7.69 million TEUs and Long Beach down 0.3 percent to 6.74 million TEUs.