Shiploads of Stuff

Photo Credit: Port of Los Angeles

In April 2018, Port of L.A. processed 705,536 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit (TEUs) containers. At 20 feet long and 8 feet, 6 inches tall, that many TEUs stretch for 14,110,720 feet, or 2,672 miles, or from L.A. to Honolulu, with 100 miles to spare. Stacked atop one another, the tower of TEUs would reach 5,997,056 feet — 1,135 miles — tall. That’s 9,912 Space Needles, 413 Mt. Whitneys or 206 Mt. Everests.