Port of Oakland container volume up 4pc in April to 196,247 TEU
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Port of Oakland container volume up 4pc in April to 196,247 TEU

THE Port of Oakland handled 196,247 TEU in April, a four per cent year-on-year increase, according to the port authority.

15 May 2017 - 22:00 - Update: 16 May 2017 - 10:32

The trend towards bigger ships means fewer ships are calling, though volumes are increasing while diesel fumes are down and berths are less crowded.

Last month's total included 74,957 TEU of full inbound containers, 77,798 TEU of full outbound containers, 16,346 TEU of empties inbound and 27,146 TEU empties outbound.

Year-to-date, volumes were up 2.8 per cent to 767,455 TEU, despite 5.6 per cent drop in the number of ships calling to 539.

Port director John Driscoll said the average ship size is now 8,000 TEU, whereas it was 5,000 TEU three years ago, adding that 14,000-TEUers now call at Oakland on a weekly basis.

 

 

 

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