CA - Coronavirus torpedoes Oakland port volume in March
Inbound port traffic sinks amid widening coronavirus economic fallout
Inbound cargo traffic at all West Coast ports foundered during March, according to a new report that sketches out fresh evidence of the economic effects of the coronavirus.
Volumes for cargo headed into the Port of Oakland, along with the ports in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Seattle, and Tacoma, were torpedoed last month, a report released by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, or PMSA, showed.
Inbound loads coming into the Oakland port fell by 10.3 percent during March compared with the same month the year before, the PMSA disclosed, citing a report prepared by Global Port Tracker.