Port of Oakland import volume ahead of last year’s pace
Port of Oakland containerized import volume for 2017 is outpacing 2016 totals despite a pause last month. The Port reported that imports were up 3.8 percent through the first 11 months of this year. Gains came mostly from the summer-autumn peak season when retailers replenished holiday inventories, the Port said.
The Port said that import volume in November declined 1.6 percent from the same month a year ago. Import volume had risen 12.6 percent in September and 6.4 percent in October.
Total 2017 container volume – imports, exports and empties – was up 2 percent through November, the Port said.
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The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. 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.