The Port of Oakland reported Tuesday that August was its busiest month in the past year. The Port said it handled the equivalent of 212,692 standard 20-foot cargo containers. That was the most since August 2016 when the Port handled 220,604 containers.

Port of Oakland reports busiest month in the past year
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The Port said that total container volume, which includes imports, exports and empty containers, increased 1.7 percent through the first eight months of the year. Loaded import cargo volume in 2017 was up 3.2 percent, the Port said.

The number of vessels visiting Oakland in August compared to the prior year declined 12.7 percent. That’s because shipping lines are transporting more cargo to Oakland on fewer but larger ships.

For more details about the Port of Oakland’s monthly container statistics, please click here.

About the Port of Oakland:

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.

Source: Port of Oakland