L.A. Port Sets Record in 2011 for Export Containers
The nation's busiest seaport moved 176,531 export containers in December, enough to kick up its 2011 total to 2.11 million containers. That broke the port's former record of 1.84 million export containers set in 2010.
No other U.S. harbor has moved more export containers in one year. The closest competitors are second-ranked Long Beach, which moved 1.69 million export containers in 2008 and third-ranked New York-New Jersey, which moved 1.62 million export containers that same year."
MP: The 2.11 million loaded outbound export containers leaving the L.A. port last year (data here) was a 14.5% increase over 2010, and follows a 10.3% increase in 2010. The record number of loaded outbound export containers shipped overseas from the L.A. Port in 2011 were filled with manufactured goods from America's factories, which is further evidence of the ongoing expansion and growth of U.S. manufacturing.