February was a strong month at the Port of Los Angeles, with overall container traffic up 27 percent from a year earlier. Inbound cargo was up about 30 percent and outbound about 33 percent (similar numbers were released earlier in the week by the Port of Long Beach). This is the slow season for container shipments and the year-ago comparison are easy to top, but for whatever reason and for however long there is some new life at the ports.
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