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Freight volumes set record at Port of Los Angeles in 2021

Important US west coast harbors under Port of Los Angeles handled record-large cargo amounts in 2021, a year otherwise plagued by significant delays and accumulating containers at terminals.

US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visits strained ports at Los Angeles and Long Beach on Jan. 11. | Photo: Pool/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

Despite considerable delays and piled-up containers at the terminals, the Port of Los Angeles processed record-large freight volumes in 2021, states the port in an announcement.

Overall, volumes came to 10.7 million teu, an increase of 13 percent compared to the port’s previous record year.

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