The Port of Oakland handled 87,207 teu in June, an increase of 8.7% year-on-year and a new monthly record for the US facility.
The Port attributed the performance to the peak season – most Asian imports are shipped in the summer-autumn period – and also to the possibility of importers ordering aggressively ahead of the tariffs that were imposed this month by the US and China.
The port said it was too early to project the impact of the tariff increases, but said they would have affected around US$225m of Chinese imports had they been in place last year.
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