- Ports across the country reported record-breaking numbers in March, as consumer spending drove demand for ocean shipping, according to recent numbers reported by ports.
- The Port of Los Angeles’ import volume rose nearly 123% YoY in March to reach 490,115 TEUs — up almost 65% compared to the same month in 2019. The Port of Long Beach had its busiest month of all time in March, despite the month being “traditionally one of the slowest months on the shipping calendar,” the port said in a press release.
- The Port of Los Angeles has averaged more than 900,000 TEUs over the last nine months. “This is what I meant by ‘March Madness,’ because I’ve not witnessed a sustained import surge of this magnitude in all my years in the industry,” Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said on a press call last week.