The port is cautious about the outlook for trade as peak season for containerized cargo approaches.
The Port of Oakland reported that it handled 203,731 TEUs of containerized cargo last month, 11,765 fewer than it did in June 2018, about a 5.5% drop.
The port said full outbound containers volumes totaled 74,901 TEUs, a 4.2% increase. That was offset by a 7.2% drop in inbound containers, which totaled 80,895 TEUs. The port also handled fewer empty inbound and outbound containers.
The port has now reported year-over-year export volume gains in four consecutive months.
“We remain cautious about our trade outlook as we head towards peak shipping season,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “But we’re pleased to see the uptick in exports.”
Oakland’s total cargo volume – imports, export and empty containers – is up 3.6% through the first six months of 2019 compared to the same period last year.