The Port of Oakland’s containerized throughput dropped 5.4 percent year-over-year in March, reaching 186,617 20-foot-equivalent units, including both laden and empty containers.
Fullly laden containerized imports in March totaled 53,532 TEUs, down 14.8 percent year-over-year, with exports totaling 87,965 TEUs, down 4 percent. Meanwhile, empty import containers totaled 29,311 TEUs, up 13.5 percent; export empties totaled 15,809 TEUs, down 7.3 percent.
Year-to-date, the California port handled 566,796 TEUs, up 1.2 percent year-over-year. Fullly laden import containers from January to March totaled 184,243 TEUs, inching up 0.2 percent year-over-year; full export containers totaled 255,474 TEUs, up 1.5 percent. Empty import containers were 75,310 TEUs, rising 6.3 percent, and empty export boxes totaled 51,769 TEUs, decreasing 3.4 percent.