Thursday, May 20, 2010

Oakland Port: Third Straight Month of TEU Gains

The California Bay Area Port of Oakland saw a third month of total container volume increases during April, with outbound and inbound loaded containers also climbing.

Port officials reported handling 186,317 TEUs during April, a 10.3 percent climb compared to the same year-ago period. It was the third straight month of double-digit percentage increases for total volume at the port.

Total loaded inbound box volume for April also increased 14.1 percent, ending April with 62,734 TEUs moved – again the third straight month of total loaded inbound double-digit increases.

Port officials have seen plus-minus fluctuations in loaded outbound box volumes since the start of the year and April was no different. The port handled 80,620 loaded outbound TEUs for the month, a 0.5 percent increase over April of 2009.

Overall, total box volume at the port remains up 9.1 percent for the year, compared to the first four months of 2009.