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CA - Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach report strong October volumes

POLA reported that it handled 902,644 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), an 8% decrease compared to October 2020, which represents the highest-volume October volume tally in POLA history. The Port of Long Beach reported that total October volume—at 789,716 TEU—were down 2.1% compared to October 2020, its strongest October tally on record, while posting its second-busiest October output ever.

While annual volume comparisons were down, total volume output was very strong, for October volumes, according to data recently issued by the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB), whom collectively account for roughly 40% of United States-bound import volumes.

POLA reported that it handled 902,644 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), an 8% decrease compared to October 2020, which represents the highest-volume October volume tally in POLA history.

October imports—at 467,287 TEU—fell 8% annually, and exports—at 98,251 TEU—saw a 32% annual decline. Empty containers—at 337,106 TEU—saw a 2% annual increase.

On a year-to-date basis through October POLA reported that total volume—at 9,079,562 TEU—is up 22% annually.

POLA said that going back to October 24, there’s been a 31% drop—from 94,981 to 65,080—in the number of import containers on its marine terminals. And it added that import containers dwelling nine days or more has declined 35%, from 37,410 to 24,361.


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