Specifically, the port has experienced export volume gains year-over-year in four months in a row. Yet, its import volume declined by 7.2% in June, in comparison to the increase the port experienced the four previous months.
Generally, Oakland's overall cargo volume, from imports, to exports to empty containers, increased by 3.6% in the first half of 2019, in comparison to the same period in 2018.
In light of this development, Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll
We remain cautious about our trade outlook as we head towards peak shipping season. But we’re pleased to see the uptick in exports.
In the meantime, the port also announced its GHG emissions drop in July, that will be achieved with the help of the new hybrid yard cranes the port is equipped with.
Concluding, the port presented its plans for a zero-emissions future. The plan, called the Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan, envisions a zero-emissions operation in the future.