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

[ May 17, 2018   //   ]

The Port of Oakland’s total cargo volume is up 2.9% for January-April 2018 over the same period a year ago. Oakland’s terminals handled 791,371 TEUs compared to 768,789 TEUs for 1Q 2017. April 2018 was the Port’s best month ever for imports in its 90-year history. The volume for loaded imports was 75,369 TEUs. The previous record was in April 2006 at 75,243 loaded imports. When comparing loaded import and export container volumes for the first four months of 2018, the data shows a 1.2 and 0.5% growth respectively. 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.