Friday, July 14, 2017

Oakland Import Record

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Oakland this week boasted best-ever import numbers for June, surpassing a record June set 11 years ago, according to the port’s most recent statistics.

The Northern California port moved 80,253 TEUs in imports last month, about a 5 percent increase from June 2016, when it handled 76,368 TEUs. Last month’s numbers beat a June 2006 record of 78,326 TEUs.

“As we near autumn, retailers begin stocking up for the holidays,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “Healthy volumes now might be a preview of what we can expect for peak season.”

Meanwhile, the port moved 75,460 TEUs of exports, a 2.4 percent increase from 73,676 TEUs.

The port moved 204,255 in total cargo volume last month, a 5.1 percent increase from June 2016. The total number includes imports, exports and empty containers.