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Rail News: Intermodal
Port of LA broke TEU records in FY2019
The Port of Los Angeles moved 9,688,252 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in fiscal-year 2019, a 5.7 percent increase from the previous year, port officials announced this week.
The fiscal year, which ended June 30, was the busiest 12-month period in port history, said Executive Director Gene Seroka.
“With container exchange per vessel at record levels, we will continue to enhance and optimize our port complex in the coming months," he said in a press release. "Creating a universal truck reservation system, moving chassis off terminals and further refining the Port Optimizer are top priorities.”
June 2019 imports increased 3.5 percent to 396,307 TEUs compared with June 2018's level. Exports decreased 5.6 percent to 139,318 TEUs, while empty containers increased 19 percent to 229,153 TEUs.
Combined, June overall volumes were 764,777 TEUs, a port record for the month, port officials said.
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