Port of Oakland April container volume climbs second month in a row

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The Port of Oakland handled the equivalent of 174,482 TEU in April 2023.

The port’s total container volume is picking up compared to March. This marks the second month in a row that Oakland’s cargo volume is on the rise.

Loaded container volume rose by more than 7,000 TEU from March 2023.

READ: Port of Oakland grows 11 per cent amid exports upswing

“Given the increase we’ve seen in business over the last couple of months, we are optimistic about a stronger second half of 2023 for the amount of cargo moving through Oakland,” stated the Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes.

Brandes continued by explaining how he anticipates “increasing the number of ocean carrier services offered at the Port of Oakland in the coming months.”

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The Port of Oakland handled the equivalent of 174,482 TEU last month compared to 170,268 TEU in March. March’s total cargo volume (fulls and empties) through Oakland was also larger than February’s throughput at 153,837 TEU.

Empty exports rose 21.6 per cent, handling 24,754 TEU this April in contrast to 20,365 TEU in April 2022.

Furthermore, empty imports declined 8.9 per cent, with 16,395 TEU transiting the port versus 17,993 TEU in April 2022.

READ: Port of Oakland loses 21 per cent to East Coast dominance

Loaded exports fared better, experiencing a dip of 3.9 per cent, with 63,193 TEU transiting port facilities, compared to 65,782 TEU in April 2022.

Full TEU dropped 11.2 per cent compared to April 2022, with 133,333 TEU passing through the port this April compared to 150,084 TEU in April 2022.

Loaded imports were down 16.8 per cent, with 70,140 TEU going through the port, versus 84,303 TEU in April 2022.

Trends noticed in the latter half of 2022 have continued into this year. This includes a decline of import demand compared to its peak during the pandemic.

Most recently, the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approved an ordinance that is expected to help reduce emissions from cargo handling equipment at TraPac, a marine terminal at the seaport.

Port Commissioners unanimously voted to amend TraPac’s lease to include green upgrades to cargo handling equipment at its terminal facilities.

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