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Port of Oakland exports up 4.2% in June

[ July 17, 2019   //   ]

The Port of Oakland reported that containerized export volume increased 4.2% in June 2019 compared to June 2018 totals. The port handled 74,901 TEUs exports last month—compared to 71,894 in June 2018.
The port has now reported year-over-year export volume gains in four consecutive months. Port officials said import volume declined 7.2% in June after rising in the four previous months.
“We remain cautious about our trade outlook as we head towards peak shipping season,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “But we’re pleased to see the uptick in exports.”
Oakland’s total cargo volume – imports, exports, and empty containers – is up 3.6 % through six months of 2019 compared to the same period last year.