Containerized imports keep growing at the Port of Oakland
, with the August count up 15.1 percent from a year ago to 82,492 TEUs. It was the sixth-consecutive month of gains ahead of the traditional autumn pre-holiday cargo surge and came as the port was reporting an end to the backlog of vessels waiting for a berth. The Northwest Seaport Alliance
’s terminals in Seattle and Tacoma collectively posted a 14.6 percent increase in container volume in August. That brought the year-to-date total to 2.4 million TEUs and an increase from last year of 2.4 percent. August numbers gave Virginia
a sixth consecutive monthly container count in excess of 210,000 TEUs, putting the port solidly on course for another record year.