LA port sets container traffic record in August

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LOS ANGELES — Intermodal shipments are setting new records at the Port of Los Angeles. Last month, the port saw a 6.1-percent increase in container volumes, port officials say.

It was the busiest August ever and the second busiest month in the port’s 110-year history. The port handled nearly 848,000 twenty-foot equivalent units last month. August shipments include a 5.1-percent increase in imported materials, and a 4-percent rise in exports.

Port officials say port container volumes are 9 percent ahead of 2016, when the Port of Los Angeles handled a record-breaking 8.8 million container units. So far this year, the port has handled more than 6.1 million container units.

The port’s busiest month on record was November 2016, when more than 877,000 container units flowed through the port.

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