CMA CGM Group Ships Port of Los Angeles’ 10 Millionth TEU
World leader in shipping and logistics CMA CGM Group has shared a historic moment with the Port of Los Angeles as the Port’s 10 millionth TEU, a CMA CGM container, was lifted onto the CMA CGM AMERIGO VESPUCCI. With this lift, the Port of Los Angeles effectively set the Western Hemisphere port record for TEUs in a 12-month period. The contents of the record-setting CMA CGM container perfectly illustrate the Group’s commitment to US exporters. Shipped by The DeLong Company, America’s number-one exporter of containerized agricultural products, the container is filled with soybeans, a prime US export that ranks number two in world supply.
Throughout the peak in demand, CMA CGM has diligently continued to support exporters with its flexible and agile operating solutions. The Group has added an additional 330,000 TEUs of capacity to its dry container fleet and 42,000 TEUs of reefer capacity to ensure America’s exporters have access to the equipment they need to get their products to market.
The Port of Los Angeles has ranked as the number-one container port in the United States each year since 2000. In 2020, the Port moved 9.2 million TEUs, the fourth highest-volume year in the Port’s history. The Port’s previous highest annual container volume on record was in 2018, moving 9.5 million TEUs.