Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Busy September for Oakland

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Oakland handled 168,289 imported TEUs in September beating its previous 2006 record of 158,320 TEUs.

This is a five percent increase from the same period last year. It follows a record August, which posted a 9.2 percent increase over August 2017. Oakland is on track to record its best peak season numbers.

Officials attribute the great import numbers to a strong domestic economy and consumer spending.

“We’re encouraged by this outcome and guardedly optimistic that the trend will continue throughout peak season,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “Economic indicators lead us to believe that import volumes should remain healthy.”