Port Of Los Angeles Exports Record 2.1M Cargo Containers

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Port of Los Angeles last year exported a record 2.1 million cargo containers with U.S. goods for overseas customers.

Year-end statistics released Tuesday show the port is the first in the nation to ship more than 2 million containers.

The Port of Los Angeles moved 176,531 export containers in December to bring the total to 2.11 million containers for the year. The port’s previous record was 1.84 million export containers in 2010.

Los Angeles handled 7.94 million import and export containers last year, which compares to 7.83 million in 2010.

Combined with the neighboring Port of Long Beach, the twin harbors moved about 14 million containers last year. That’s down slightly from the 14.1 million in 2010.

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