Cargo Volumes Fall at Port of Oakland 

Cargo Volumes Fall at Port of Oakland 

Overall cargo volumes last month fell 11% year over year at the Port of Oakland, according to new data released April 20.  In March, imports dipped 3% and exports tumbled 25% compared to the same time last year, according to the port.  Fewer ship arrivals resulted in diminished business last month when only 82 vessels came to the Northern California seaport, down from 93 in March 2021, data show.  Bottlenecks at West Coast seaports and a COVID-19 related port closure in Shanghai also played a factor in reduced cargo numbers, port officials said.  Fewer ship visits also resulted in reduced…
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Port of Long Beach Has Busiest March for Cargo Volumes 

Port of Long Beach Has Busiest March for Cargo Volumes 

The Port of Long Beach recorded its busiest March ever for cargo volumes, according to data released Thursday, April 14.  Long Beach handled 863,156 TEUs during the month, a 2.7% uptick from March 2021. Imports rose 4.7% to 427,280 TEUs, while exports fell 18.3% to 114,185 TEUs year over year. Empty containers rose 10% to 321,691 TEUs, port data show.  March is typically a slow month for shipping but the port has been working diligently to lower the amount of older containers from terminals and the number of ships waiting to come into the port.  “Imports are on the rise…
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