Port of Oakland Posts Record Q1 Cargo Numbers

The first quarter proved to be the busiest first quarter ever for the Port of Oakland, which announced Thursday that it moved a record 631,119 TEUs from January to March.

This beats the Northern California port’s prior record of 612,151 TEUs, which took place in the first quarter of 2019.

“Our business has been growing for nearly a year now,” said Port Maritime Director Bryan Brandes. “Based on the evidence, we expect the trend line to keep going up.”

Port officials are attributing the numbers to high consumer demand that has resulted in retailers and manufacturers and to restock warehouses with Asia-sourced goods.

Most of the port’s container volume is connected to Asia. Officials also expect soon-to-be-released April cargo numbers to be strong.

By Pacific Maritime