PortandTerminal.com, October 19, 2020
LOS ANGELES – The surge of imports into the Port of Los Angeles shows no sign of letting up in October after a record-breaking September.
September loaded imports at the port increased by 17.3% to 471,795 TEUs compared to the previous year. Ninety-seven cargo vessels arrived in September, with no canceled sailings. It marks the busiest September at the Port of Los Angeles as well as its best single three-month quarter – 2,701,847 TEUs – in the Port’s 114-year history.
Our sources at the port say things are only getting busier in October.
“Tons of work down here. They have to keep canceling orders because we can’t fill them. I worked 7 shifts this week to try and help fill crane jobs and make some extra money. It’s crazy how much work we have.”
“Our schedule shows 3 ships a night for next 3 weeks. Ships are getting backed up. Ships that usually take 4 night are taking 7”
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