Port of Oakland cargo volume up 2.9 percent from a year ago

The Port of Oakland announced that its total cargo volume is up 2.9 percent over the same period a year ago. The Port reported that terminals handled 791,371 TEUs between January to April 2018. During the same period in 2017, the volume was 768,789 TEUs. Total volume includes loaded and empty containers.

April 2018 was the best April ever for imports in its 91-year history. The volume for loaded imports was 75,369 TEUs. The previous record was in April 2006 at 75,243 loaded imports.

“These container statistics show that we are off to a solid start in 2018,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “We’re on track for steady growth in our cargo volumes for the rest of the year.”

The Port noted that growth in exports was hampered by the negative effects of China’s stringent rules on recycled materials. However, the Port’s meat, fruits and vegetable exports helped offset the loss in recycled commodities.

Source: Port of Oakland

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