Port of Oakland reports record-setting import volume as U.S. economy rebounds from pandemic

 Port of Oakland reports record-setting import volume as U.S. economy rebounds from pandemic

Longshoremen at the Port of Oakland last month moved a record amount of imports for a single month, port officials said Thursday.  

The port handled the equivalent of 100,096 20-foot containers in April, up 25 percent from a year ago, and the largest monthly amount of imports in the port’s 94-year history.  

For the first time, more than the equivalent of 100,000 20-foot containers were moved in a single month, according to port officials.  

Longshoremen handled a record amount of import and exports combined in the first quarter of 2021, outpacing the previous first-quarter record set in 2019.  

Moving cargo at TraPac terminal in the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. in the late 2010s (Photo courtesy the Port of Oakland/Kelly Patrick Dugan).

“We’re sounding like a broken record, but containerized trade continues to flourish as the U.S. economy rebounds,” Port Maritime Director…

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