The Port of Oakland handled 168,289 TEUs loaded import containers in the past two months. That surpassed the previous August-September record of 158,320 20-foot loaded import containers set back in 2006.
One more month of import growth could give Oakland its busiest peak season in Port history.
The Port said.
In addition, the Port reported that import volume increased 5% last month over September 2017 totals. August 2018 imports were up 9.2% compared to the same month last year. This increase wad due increasing strength in the US economy, led by consumer spending.
However, the Port added that the trade war could affect $2 billion in imported goods.
Finally, overall container volume increased by 3.4% this year. If that situation continues, the Port of Oakland will break its all-time total volume record set in 2017.