The Port of Los Angeles became the first port in the Western Hemisphere to process 10 million container units in a 12‑month period. The 10-millionth container was loaded on the CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci. When the Port of Los Angeles closes its 2020-2021 Fiscal Year books on June 30, it is expected to have processed more than 10.8 million TEUs. A pandemic-induced consumer buying surge that began last summer, along with restocking of retailer shelves and e-commerce warehouses across the country have fueled the dramatic rise in imports. Over the past 12 months, port terminals have worked an average of 15 container ships each day, up from a pre-pandemic average of 10 ships a day, representing a significant increase in productivity. Longshore labor shifts are up nearly 20% in 2021 compared to the average weekly shift count over the past four years.