The Port of Los Angeles has released its August 2012 cargo volumes. Overall volumes decreased 2.3 percent compared to August 2011.
Imports decreased 4.1 percent, from 376,189 Twenty-Foot Equivalent (TEU) containers in August 2011 to 360,762 TEUs this August. Exports decreased 10.5 percent, from 184,231 TEUs in August 2011 to 164,819 TEUs in August 2012.
Combined, total loaded imports and exports for August decreased 6.2 percent, from 560,421 TEUs last August to 525,581 TEUs in August 2012. Factoring in empties, which decreased 11.2 percent year over year, overall August 2012 volumes (706,669) decreased 2.3 percent compared to August 2011 (723,170 TEUs).
For the first seven months of 2012, overall container volumes have increased 5.1 percent (5,443,248 TEUs) compared to the same period in 2011 (5,178,723 TEUs). Current and past data container counts for the Port of Los Angeles may be found at: http://www.portoflosangeles.org/maritime/stats.asp