Volumes at the Port of Oakland continue to climb

Port of Oakland's January container volume continues to climb

The Port of Oakland’s January container volume has risen again, following a pattern that began in 2023.

According to the Port of Oakland, full imports climbed by 8.2 per cent, with the seaport handling 72,081 TEU in January 2024, compared to 66,637 TEU in January 2023.

Full exports increased by 9.3 per cent, with 62,596 TEU crossing the port in January 2024, up from 57,279 TEU in January 2023.

READ: Port of Oakland November container volume falls nearly 7 per cent

Port of Oakland Maritime Director, Bryan Brandes, said: “Imports benefitted from strong consumer demand, as well as the normal seasonal uptick each January prior to factories in Asia closing for the Lunar New Year. The increase in export volume can be partially attributed to consumer demand in Asia remaining high for US agricultural exports.” 

READ: Port of Oakland closes 2023 at 2 million TEU

Empty imports declined 1.1 per cent, with 17,117 TEU passing through port facilities in January 2024, in contrast to 17,299 TEU in January 2023.

Empty exports also dropped 24.5 per cent to 28,694 TEU in January 2024, compared to 38,014 TEU in January 2023. 

Recently, the Port of Oakland ranked first among all US ports in international refrigerated export TEU for seven consecutive years

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