Container volumes jumped by 113% at the Port of Los Angeles in March, with severe congestion at present marking a sharp contrast to the slowdown of trade at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The exceptional circumstances saw the port record the busiest first quarter in its history, with a 44% leap compared to 2020, while 957,599 teu were handled in March.
The severity of the congestion at the San Pedro Bay complex is dropping gradually, with the number of ships at anchor awaiting berths down into the low 20s from more than 30 earlier in the year.
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