Wednesday, January 18, 2012

L.A. Port Sets Record in 2011 for Export Containers

LA Times -- "The Port of Los Angeles set a new standard for exports in 2011, becoming the first harbor in the nation to ship more than 2 million containers carrying U.S. goods to customers overseas, according to year-end statistics released by port officials.
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.  


At 1/18/2012 10:52 AM, Blogger Larry G said...

even more proof of Obama's job-killing regs....



At 1/18/2012 11:31 AM, Blogger Benjamin Cole said...

There are some local doodads attached to this story; the Port of Long Beach is having issues (a rival port). So more product flowing through the Port of LA.

Still, the better exchange rate for the dollar is helping exports. Let us hope the dollar becomes an even better ally to exporters.

Of course, that would mean a pro-growth Fed. I wonder if that can happen.

At 1/18/2012 4:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not trying to be cute but, neither this post nor a previous one mentioned whether the containers leaving the US were full, empty or a mixture. It matters.

May I have your advice on this please.

At 1/18/2012 4:35 PM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

These were LOADED, outbound export containers.

At 1/18/2012 5:05 PM, Blogger Larry G said...

OUTRAGE! OUTRAGE! Obama missed this part of the economy to destroy with his job killing policies?

I think that man is slipping big time.

He's even incompetent when he's being incompetent!


Bad Obama Bad.


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