High shipment volume continued to flow through facilities on both the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic coasts at a record-setting pace. Volume at the Port of Los Angeles — the country’s busiest port — soared 74% to 1,012,047 TEUs moved, the first time a Western Hemisphere port has handled more than 1 million TEUs in a month. The Port of Long Beach also had a record-setting May with a 44% increase over 2020, making it the busiest month in the port’s 110-year history. The Port of Oakland saw a 22% increase; the Northwest Seaport Alliance saw volumes jump 38.4%. On the East Coast, the Port of New York/New Jersey moved 796,693 TEUs, a 23.8% increase above last May. The Port of Virginia also set a May record, moving 314,942 containers for a 56% gain. Georgia’s Port of Savannah reported its second-best month ever, up 42% over last year. South Carolina’s Port of Charleston finished May with its second-strongest monthly volume ever with a 36% gain. And the Port of Baltimore reported its second-best month on record, reporting a nearly 22% increase.