The Port of Oakland’s containerized throughput rose 1.4 percent year-over-year in April, reaching 190,727 20-foot-equivalent units, including both laden and empty containers.
Fully laden containerized imports in April totaled 65,630 TEUs, increasing 3.5 percent year-over-year, with exports totaling 83,810 TEUs, improving 4.4 percent. Meanwhile, empty import containers totaled 21,322 TEUs, down 12.2 percent; export empties totaled 19,965 TEUs, down 0.8 percent.
Year-to-date, the California port handled 757,523 TEUs, up 1.3 percent year-over-year. Fully laden import containers from January to April reached 249,873 TEUs, increasing 1.1 percent year-over-year; full export containers totaled 339,284 TEUs, improving 2.2 percent. Empty import containers were 96,632 TEUs, rising 1.6 percent, and empty export boxes totaled 71,734 TEUs, decreasing 2.7 percent.
Oakland ranked No. 7 on the JOC’s list of Top 25 North American Container Ports in 2012, with total market share of 4.1 percent.