Imports peak at Port of Oakland in June
BY CHRIS DUPIN |FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018
The Port of Oakland said containerized inbound volume reached an all-time high of 87,207 TEUs in June. That beat the previous monthly record of 84,835 containers set last July.
The 8.7 percent increase over June 2017 might be due to either a strong peak season or importers may have ordered aggressively June ahead of tariffs imposed this month by the United States and China.
“Retailers have been forecasting a good peak season for containerized imports, so June’s numbers weren’t surprising,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “But there’s uncertainty over the international trade picture, so we’re taking a wait-and-see approach.”
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