Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Total Oakland Port Box Volume Off Slightly In August, Exports Up

Cargo volumes at the Port of Oakland, California's third busiest container port, slid slightly in August, while export box volumes posted growth for the eight month this year.

A total of 216,268 TEUs moved over the Oakland wharves and docks in August, a slight 0.7 percent drop compared to August of last year.

Port officials reported that import box levels also slid slightly downward in August, with 75,891 loaded outbound TEUs handled – 0.9 percent lower than the same month in 2010.

Like most other major West Coast ports in August, Oakland reported an uptick in export box volumes. The port handled a total of 84,817 loaded outbound TEUs for the month, a 6.1 percent increase over August 2010.

For the calendar year-to-date, the port has handled a total of 1,555,578 TEUs, a 2.5 percent increase over totals in the first nine months of last year.