Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oakland Port's July Container Volumes Increase

The Port of Oakland, reflecting the general upward trend of other California ports since January, turned in its sixth straight month of total container volume increases in July.

Oakland officials report that the port handled 214,643 total containers for the month of Jul, a 16.3 percent increase over July 2009.

During July the port handled 75,601 loaded inbound containers, a 16.4 percent increase over the year-ago period.

Despite the total volume and loaded inbound increases, the port saw a 6.8 percent decline in total loaded outbound containers during July, with 78,954 TEUs moved, a 6.8 percent decrease over the same period last year.

Oakland, the state's third busiest container port, remains on track to finish in the positive for the entire year. The port has reported a 13.5 percent increase in total container volume for the first seven months of the year compared to the January to July period in 2009.