LAX Freight Business – 136,089 Metric Tons of Freight in August

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is North America’s largest port for trans-Pacific air freight. While LAX’s August 2009 tonnage was still 5.1 percent lower than August 2008, that decline was the slimmest month-over-month decline in five months.

LAX saw 136,089 metric tons of freight in August, which was a slight increase over July’s freight totals. The freight volume at LAX saw its lowest point in February and has been steadily increasing since then. August’s total was 28.3 percent ahead of the airport’s February volume.

LAX freight tonnage fell dramatically early in 2009 but the bleeding seems to be slowing as the economy begins to tick upward.

To assist shippers who utilize the ports at LAX, Long Beach and Los Angeles, Freightquote.com has recently opened Los Angeles-area warehouses. Freightquote’s Los Angeles storage facilities include highly monitored and temperature controlled warehouses that are reliable and affordable.

Freightquote’s warehouses are bonded and insured and will keep products safe until they are ready to be exported or placed on a truck for domestic delivery. As import/export freight volume continues to increase through LAX and the other Los Angeles-area ports, Freightquote is available not only to quote and arrange the shipment but also to accommodate the storage needs that invariably arise when shipping internationally.

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