Container ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach started strongly 2017

Los Angeles portThe container turnover of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in January-February 2017 amounted to 2.53 million TEU, which represent a slight increase of 0.7% on year-on-year basis. The both ports are among the largest in US Pacific Coast and have important role in cargo traffic between Asia and USA. During the reported period, the port of Los Angeles handled 1.45 million TEU (+2.4% yoy), while the port of Long Beach handled 1.08 million TEU (1.5% yoy). The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are neighboring and every year keep their growing trend of handled containers, being important cargo hubs for the West Coast of USA.

In February this year the container turnover of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach decreased by 11.9%, to 1.12 million TEU. During the reported period container handled in the Port of Los Angeles decreased by 12.4% to 0.625 million TEU, while in Port of Long Beach dropped by 11.2% to 0.498 million TEU.

The total volume of transshipment of loaded containers fell by 12.2% to 0.823 million TEU, of empty containers fell by 11% to 0.300 million TEU. The Port of Los Angeles handled 0.454 million TEU of loaded containers (-12.5%), while Port of Long Beach handled 0.370 million TEU (-11.8%). The total volume of transshipment of loaded imported containers fell by 17.9% to 0.548 million TEU.

The Port of Los Angeles is one of the largest US seaports on the Pacific coast. It has 27 cargo terminals on the territory, including for transshipment of bulk, liquid, container cargo and cars. As a result of 2016, the port’s container turnover amounted to 8.86 million TEU.

Port of Long Beach is located in the north-western part of the bay of San Pedro, bordering the port of Los Angeles. Container turnover of the port in 2016 amounted to 6.8 million TEU.