The Port of Oakland’s containerized throughput rose 12.4 percent year-over-year in February, according to data from the port. The total volume in February was 187,701 20-foot-equivalent units, including both laden and empty containers. The last time Oakland’s throughput saw double-digit growth was two years ago, in February 2011.
Oakland’s exports increased 5.4 percent year-over-year to 100,232 TEUs in February. This was the third consecutive week showing growth over the same month in 2012. Exports decreased 2.9 percent from the month prior. Container imports in February totaled 87,469 TEUs, up 21.7 percent over February 2012, but down 2 percent from January 2013.
In 2012, throughput grew by 0.1 percent to 2,343,944 containers over 2011. Year-to-date, 380,179 TEUs have passed through the port, which is almost 5 percent more than the first two months of 2012.