July 15, 2014 11:00 AM, EDT
Container Volume Rises 16.5% in June at Port of Los Angeles
Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The Port of Los Angeles said import container volume rose 16.5% in June from a year ago.

Loaded imported containers rose to 382,666 20-foot equivalent units, and outbound containers rose 8.5% to 160,823 TEUs.

Total cargo for June increased 13.9% to 736,426 TEUs, the largest volume in monthly containers since September 2012.

Year-to-date, volume is up 9.2% from the same period last year to 4 million TEUs, the port said.

The Port of Los Angeles and neighboring Port of Long Beach make up the largest U.S. container port complex.