Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Oakland Sees Export Increase

By Karen Robes Meeks

Last month, exports at the Port of Oakland rose 10.8 percent more than the same period last year, according to latest statistics released Friday.

The port handled 87,393 TEUs in export containers, much of it heading to Asian markets including its top trade partner China. Meanwhile, imports declined 4.6 percent, but are still up 2.7 percent for the year.

“Our export customers have demonstrated their resilience throughout this tariff standoff,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “For their sake, we hope the conflict is resolved and overseas business can grow even more.”