来源：American Shipper 2018-07-13
翻译：国际海事信息网 黄子倩 张运鸿
奥克兰港表示六月该港集装箱进口量达到87207 TEU，创历史新高。打破了去年7月创下的84835 TEU的月记录。
六月集装箱出口量为71894 TEU，相比于2017年6月的75460 TEU同比下降4.7%。2018年上半年集装箱吞吐量同比下降1.8%。尽管港口官员认为中国的惩罚性关税可能会影响美国的出口，尤其是途经该港的农产品出口，但其仍将主要原因归结于美元势头强劲，导致美国货物在海外价格上涨。
Imports peak at Port of Oakland in June
The Port of Oakland said containerized inbound volume reached an all-time high of 87,207 TEUs in June. That beat the previous monthly record of 84,835 containers set last July.
The 8.7 percent increase over June 2017 might be due to either a strong peak season or importers may have ordered aggressively June ahead of tariffs imposed this month by the United States and China.
“Retailers have been forecasting a good peak season for containerized imports, so June’s numbers weren’t surprising,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “But there’s uncertainty over the international trade picture, so we’re taking a wait-and-see approach.”
The Port said it’s too soon to project the impact of 2018 tariff increases on cargo from China. It said the increases would have affected about $225 million of China imports had they been in place last year.
Containerized outbound volume in June of 71,894 TEUs was down 4.7 percent from the 75,460 recorded in June 2017. Volumes in the first half of the year are down 1.8 percent. The port attributed the decrease to a strong U.S. dollar, which makes American goods costlier overseas, although port officials also are concerned that retaliatory tariffs by China might affect U.S. exports, especially of agricultural products that flow through the port.
The port said that total container volume in Oakland is up 2.3 percent so far this year. That’s in line with a January port forecast calling for 2 percent to 3 percent growth in 2018.