OAKLAND, Calif – 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).
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