The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have reported strong growth in container volumes in April.
The Port of Los Angeles said container volumes in April were 706,037 TEU, an increase of 10.26 percent. Loaded inbound container volume was up 11.43 percent to 364,126 TEU, while loaded outbound containers was 172,945 TEU.
The Port of Long Beach handled 569,843 TEU in April, 9.7-percent more than April 2013.
“Following a slow March due to the harsh winter in other parts of the country, April container volumes rebounded as weather patterns and shopping patterns returned to normal,” Long Beach officials said.
Imports numbered 295,712 TEU, up 11.9 percent from April 2013. Exports jumped 6.3 percent to 146,498 TEU.