Port of L.A. Sets New Export Record in 2010
"Year-over-year container traffic at the Port of Los Angeles surged 16 percent in 2010, with a record number of exports leading the way. Port exports rose 10.3 percent in 2010 to 1,841,274 TEUs compared to 1,668,911 in 2009 and surpassed the previous container export record of 1,782,502 TEUs in 2008 (see chart above). Meanwhile, imports increased 12.8 percent in 2010 (3,973,933 TEUs) compared to 2009 (3,524,386 TEUs)."
With this 16 percent increase in 2010 container volumes, the Port of Los Angeles is putting people back to work and doing its part to help President Obama meet his goal to double national exports over the next five years,” said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “This is good news not only for Los Angeles, but cities across the nation."
See related CD post here.