Port of Oakland Cargo Volumes Down in September

Port of Oakland Cargo Volumes Down in September

Loaded cargo container volumes at the Port of Oakland dropped 7.9% last month from the same time a year ago, according to data released by the port Oct. 28. The Northern California seaport handled 132,599 loaded TEUs in September, which was lower than the 143,991 TEUs it moved in September 2021.  Imports fell 4.9% to 77,803 TEUs last month, while loaded exports dropped by 12%, to 54,756 TEUs year over year. So far this year, Oakland is moving 5% fewer imports than it did during the same nine-month period in 2021. The port attributed the declining import numbers to a…
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Port of Oakland Monthly Cargo Numbers Drop

Port of Oakland Monthly Cargo Numbers Drop

Overall cargo volumes fell at the Port of Oakland in June compared to the same time a year ago, according to new data released by the port July 28. The Northern California seaport processed 163,757 loaded TEUs in June, 1.5% less than the 166,252 TEUs recorded in June 2021. With empties factored in, total volume dropped 2.9% year over year, data show. The port did see a slight 0.5% uptick in import volumes with 95,530 TEUs last month, but the increase was countered by the 4.2% drop in loaded exports. In June, the port handled 68,227 TEUs in loaded exports…
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Port of Los Angeles Reports Its Best-Ever June for Cargo

Port of Los Angeles Reports Its Best-Ever June for Cargo

The Port of Los Angeles posted its best June to date last month, processing 876,611 TEUs and narrowly surpassing the previous record month of June 2021, according to data released by the port on Wednesday, July 13. This comes as imports last month fell 5% from June 2021 with 444,680 TEUs. Still, the amount is 12% more than the five previous years averaged, according to POLA figures. Meanwhile, loaded exports in June also dipped 2.3% from the same time last year with 93,890 TEUs at the POLA, where exports have decreased in 39 of the last 44 months. Empty containers…
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Imports from Asia Down at Major U.S. West Coast Ports: PMSA Report

Imports from Asia Down at Major U.S. West Coast Ports: PMSA Report

The five busiest seaports on the West Coast saw their imports from Asia decrease in April, according to latest West Coast Trade Report from the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. “On the import side, USWC shares dipped across the board,” the PMSA explained in a statement. At the adjoining Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports, imports fell a combined 2% from April 2021 to April 2022 according to PMSA data. Meanwhile at the Port of Oakland, imports from Asia fell 1.5% from April 2021 to April 2022. Also, the Northwest Seaport Alliance (the combined shipping operations of the Seattle and Tacoma…
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Port of Los Angeles Posts Third Busiest Month in History

Port of Los Angeles Posts Third Busiest Month in History

The Port of Los Angeles recorded its third best month ever, handling 967,900 TEUs last month, according to new data released by the port on June 14. Only May 2021 and October 2020 were busier at the port. “Retailers replenished inventory throughout the spring and now we’ll see a transition to back-to-school goods, fall fashion and some early year-end holiday products,” Port Executive Director Gene Seroka remarked. “While American consumers have become more cost conscious, overall demand remains strong.” While imports in May dipped 6.8% year over year, the amount was 21% more than what the port handled in the…
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Port of Long Beach Posts Second-Busiest Month on Record

Port of Long Beach Posts Second-Busiest Month on Record

The Port of Long Beach recorded its second-busiest month ever in May, moving 890,989 TEUs in May, according to new numbers released Thursday, June 9. The amount is second only to May 2021, the port’s busiest month on record, besting May 2022 by 1.8%. Imports last month dipped 1.7% to 436,977 TEUs and exports fell 12.6% to 118,234 TEUs when compared to the same time last year, according to POLB data. Movements of empty containers, meanwhile, increased 2.6% to 335,778 TEUs year over year. “We are moving an extraordinary amount of cargo and continue to work with industry partners to…
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Port of Oakland Cargo Volumes Down

Port of Oakland Cargo Volumes Down

Factory and port closures in China to curb COVID-19 spread and the resulting impact to ocean carrier scheduling contributed to declining cargo volumes at the Port of Oakland last month, according to new statistics released Friday, May 20. The Northern California seaport reported a 7% drop in total cargo numbers last month compared to April 2021, with imports down by 17% and exports down by 18%. China is Oakland’s biggest trade partner. The closures in Shanghai have delayed imported goods to the U.S., the port said. “U.S. exports have been hampered by vessel schedules thrown into disarray in China,” said…
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Port of LA Has Its 2nd-Busiest April Ever

Port of LA Has Its 2nd-Busiest April Ever

Last month, the Port of Los Angeles recorded its second busiest April in history, processing 887,357 TEUs, according to new data released by the port this week. The POLA’s busiest-ever April was last year when the port handled 946,966 TEUs. Imports last month fell 6.8% to 456,670 TEUs year over year and loaded exports dropped 12.7% with 99,878 TEUs year over year, continuing the downward trend in exports in 38 of the last 42 months, according to the port. Empty containers, which are sent overseas to be refilled with goods, dipped 3.4% last month compared to April 2021 with 330,810…
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April Cargo Volumes Up at Port of Long Beach

April Cargo Volumes Up at Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach last month beat its 2021 record for April, handling 10% more cargo year over year with 820,718 TEUs, according to data newly released by the port. Imports for April were up 9.2% at 400,803 TEUs, while exports fell 1.8% to 121,876 TEUs from the same time a year ago. Meanwhile, empty containers rose 16.9% to 298,039 TEUs last month compared to April 2021. “We are working closely with our industry stakeholders to quickly move the cargo off our docks and make room for the next wave of containers,” Long Beach Harbor Commission President Steven Neal…
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