(Ari Ashe – Transport Topics)
All three major containerports in California reported record-setting volumes in July, prompting an industry consultant to forecast the summer of 2017 one of the best peak retail shipping seasons in U.S. history.
The No. 1 port — Los Angeles — set a record last month with 796,804 industry-standard 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs), up 16% compared with July 2016. Loaded container imports increased 13% to 417,090, and loaded exports rose 17% to 154,925.
In commenting on the results, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka congratulated the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association on a three-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement to 2022. Click here to read more.