Accordingly, the first six months of 2020 saw a 17.1% decrease compared to 2019.
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka commented that
Given the circumstances of an unresolved trade war and an ongoing pandemic, our June and mid-year cargo volumes are in line with our forecasting ... Our focus now is on enhancing the Port’s competitiveness with infrastructure, technology and operational efficiencies as we help get Americans back to work and drive economic recovery.
She added that during June loaded imports decreased 6.8% to 369,189 TEUs compared to the previous year. Loaded exports dropped 21.3% to 109,586 TEUs. Empty containers declined 7.2% to 212,701 TEUs. In total, June volumes reached the 691,475 TEUs.
Concluding, it is highlighted that the port remains open and operational throughout all its terminals during the pandemic.