LA Port Sets New Export Record for January
The Port of Los Angeles released shipping data today for the month of January. Here are some highlights:
1. Exports from the LA Port set a new record for the month of January, with 159,051 loaded outbound containers leaving the port last month. That was 12.61% above January 2010, 52% above January 2009, and 7.5% above the previous record for January exports in 2008 (see chart above).
2. The total volume of shipping at the port in January was 660,517 TEUs, which was above its year-earlier level by 15.3%, and 12.5% above the level in January 2009.