Port of Oakland import volume ahead of last year’s pace

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2017: Port of Oakland containerized import volume for 2017 is outpacing 2016 totals despite a pause last month.  The Port reported today 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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