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05 July 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:27 GMT+2

June 11, 2020

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Heavy backlog of container traffic in the Port of Los Angeles in May

582 thousand teu (-29.8%) were moved

Last month, container traffic in the port of Los Angeles Los Angeles fell by -29.8% having been equal to 582 thousand teu compared to 829 thousand teu in May 2019 when the port Californian had set its own all-time traffic record containerized for this month. "Compared to the peak historic traffic in May last year -- explained the general manager of the Port of Los Angeles, Gene Seroka -- the number of departures cancelled due to the Covid-19 and the trade war, along with changes in scheduled services, this has contributed significantly to the weakening of volumes'. According to Seroka, however, there is a next increase in traffic thanks to the recovery of the economy fewer cancellations of departures than services and increased load volumes.

Last month, containers filled with landing and boarding moved by the Port of Los Angeles have declined -28.4% and -37.6% falling to 306 thousand teu and 104 thousand teu, while Empty containers fell by -26.8% to 171,000 teu.

In the first five months of 2020, the total volume of traffic 3.07 million teu, a decrease in 18.6% on the same period last year, of which 1.58 million full teu at landing (-15.2%), 638 thousand teu full at boarding (-17,0%) and 850,000 empty teu (-25.4%).

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