Port of Oakland achieves major emissions savings

Officials at the Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal report that diesel emissions have been cut from all 13 of its massive yard cranes by 95% after retrofitting them with hybrid electric engines. Terminal operator Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) said that the project will eliminate about 1,200 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually from each crane. “Retrofitting our rubber-tire gantry cranes to battery power produced remarkable results,” said ... [+]

Port of Oakland import cargo volume grew 6.4% in July

Import cargo volume increased again at the Port of Oakland last month as U.S. retailers restocked dwindling inventories. The Port said that containerized import shipments jumped 6.4% in July compared to 2019 totals. The step up followed a 1.9% increase in June. The news was tempered by a 6.4% decline in ... [+]

Port of Oakland votes labor leader Cluver as President

Alameda County labor leader Andreas Cluver has been elected President of the Port of Oakland’s governing Board. The seven-member Board of Port Commissioners chose Mr. Cluver at a special meeting. Oakland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Barbara Leslie was elected the Port Board’s First Vice President. ... [+]

Port of Oakland Board President speaks out for social justice

Port of Oakland Board President Ces Butner recently denounced social injustice as West Coast dockworkers prepared to protest racism. The Port must stand up for what’s right, President Butner declared in an online video interview distributed to employees and the public. “There’s no question that we stand behind the Black ... [+]

Port of Oakland to get three giant cranes in fall

Three cranes able to load the world’s largest container ships will soon be headed to the Port of Oakland. Shanghai-based manufacturer ZPMC said that construction of the ship-to-shore behemoths is nearing completion in China. The cranes are due at Oakland International Container Terminal Sept. 14, according ... [+]

Port of Oakland meat exports soar

Midst a devastating pandemic that’s crippling economies worldwide, here’s a Port of Oakland bright spot: meat exports to Asia. The Port says its meat exports jumped 26% in the first quarter of 2020 over Q1 2019. The Port said it now controls 42% of the market ... [+]

Port of Oakland looks to lead rebound from COVID-19

This region’s economic rebound from coronavirus would most likely start at the Port of Oakland. That’s what the Port’s Executive Director told East Bay business and civic leaders said while seeking their support. Danny Wan assured the East Bay Economic Development Alliance that his Port would be “poised ... [+]

Port of Oakland COVID-19 response enters new phase

It’s time to address the financial impact of coronavirus, Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan said. In a widely distributed video, the Port executive said his organization is readying countermeasures to offset crippling revenue declines. His stated aim: keep the Port and its Oakland International Airport ... [+]

Port of Oakland loaded box volume edged up last month, but…

Port of Oakland loaded container volume edged up in April but a likely downturn is ahead. That was the message Port officials delivered today as the coronavirus pandemic pressured global trade. The Port reported that April loaded container volume increased 1.4 percent compared to the same month last ... [+]

Port of Oakland gets new service to Asia, includes Saudi Arabia

A sprawling vessel service begins the week of May 4 with 18 megaships linking the Port of Oakland to Asia, including Saudi Arabia. A highlight of the new service: the first-ever direct link between Oakland and the Middle East. The Port said today that Japan’s ONE line would operate the ... [+]

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