Port of Oakland says it has left pandemic-era congestion behind

Port of Oakland says it has left pandemic-era congestion behind

The Port of Oakland is declaring that it has left pandemic-era congestion behind, based mostly on July statistics displaying that cargo is flowing extra easily, as measured by vessel calls persevering with an upward trajectory and the size of time every ship spends at berth having decreased.

The port mentioned that loaded container quantity climbed in July to its highest degree since October 2022. Full twenty-foot containers (TEUs) grew 16.8% in July with the Port dealing with 136,181 TEUs in comparison with 116,629 TEUs in that month final 12 months.

Though exports confirmed a large enhance in contrast to the identical interval final 12 months, July 2022 container volumes had been abnormally low. And regardless of the spike in exports, July 2023 quantity is decrease than the 2023 month-to-month common year-to-date.

In the meantime, empty imports elevated 16.5% or 14,196 TEUs in July 2023, in comparison with 12,185 TEUs in July 2022, whereas empty exports declined 1.2%, registering 31,179 TEUs in July 2023, down from 31,542 TEUs in July 2022.

General, the figures present {that a} smoother container circulate ought to assist the port seize a piece of the rise in demand, leaders mentioned. “We’re inspired to see container volumes regularly rebounding,” Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes mentioned in a launch. “The Port is making nice investments on the Oakland Seaport to foster progress which finally advantages the native financial system and helps energy native jobs.”


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