Port of Oakland cargo volume hit all-time high in 2018

Port of Oakland container volume reached an all-time high in 2018, according to recently released port data. The Port said it handled the equivalent of 2.55 million 20-foot containers last year. That was up 5.2% from 2017 volume. It was the second straight year of record volume in Oakland, the Port said. According to Port figures, 2018 import cargo volume increased 5% while exports declined 3.5%. The volume of empty containers ... [+]

Port of Oakland, City working to reduce impact of trucks

Since November, Port of Oakland and City officials have been circulating a draft plan to reduce the impact of transport trucks on local streets. Called the West Oakland Truck Management Plan, it’s intended to improve the quality of life for the area’s residents. Among the plan’s objectives: • Reduce disruption for residents ... [+]

Port of Oakland shatters 11-year-old record for November imports

The Port of Oakland had its busiest November ever for imports in 2018, shattering an 11-year-old record. The Port said today that it handled the equivalent of 83,364 loaded 20-foot import containers last month. That beat the old November record of 76,902 containers set in 2007. November imports were up ... [+]

Port of Oakland sees second trucker turn to all-electric cargo rig

A second trucking firm at the Port of Oakland has turned to battery-powered big rigs. Impact Transportation said that it has purchased a $275,000 all-electric truck for yard operations. It’s the latest step in the Port’s quest to phase out diesel-powered freight hauling. Impact said the twin-axle tractor – ... [+]

Port of Oakland cargo volume up in trade war, but can it last?

A U.S.-China tit-for-tat over tariffs hasn’t dampened cargo volume growth at the Port of Oakland. In fact, the Port is on track for its third straight year of record container volume in 2018. But can it last? That’s the question supply chain experts pondered this week at the quarterly meeting of ... [+]

Port of Oakland shatters record for peak season cargo volume

A record-breaking peak season continues at the Port of Oakland.  The Port said that last month was the busiest September for import cargo in its 91-year history.  That followed another all-time record in August. The Port said it has handled the equivalent of 168,289 20-foot loaded import containers in the past two ... [+]

Port of Oakland imports up 9.2% from a year ago

Peak season is off to a record start at the Port of Oakland. Port officials say that it handled the equivalent of 85,166 loaded TEUS in August. It was the busiest August in the port’s 91-year history.  The port’s record performance signaled a strong start to the peak shipping season. The ... [+]

Port of Oakland night gates will expand to speed up cargo flow

The Port of Oakland marine terminal operator recently opened its night gates to accelerate containerized cargo flow. TraPac, Oakland’s second-largest terminal, plans to add a second shift for harbor truckers beginning Oct. 15. The move enables thousands of drivers to pick up or drop off Oakland containerized cargo from 6 p.m. ... [+]

Port of Oakland to add electric trucks thanks to state grant

More battery-powered trucks should enter the Port of Oakland fleet by 2020 thanks to a new state grant. The California Air Resources Board has preliminarily awarded a $50 million grant to the Port of Long Beach for the Sustainable Terminals Accelerating Regional Transformation (START) Project. The START Project will demonstrate nearly ... [+]

Port of Oakland gives $70,000 to develop eco-jobs workforce

The Port of Oakland has given $70,000 to a local non-profit to prepare local workers for careers in the environmental construction trades. The money is going to Oakland-based Rising Sun Energy Center which has a track record of helping low-income adults get jobs in the construction, energy efficiency, and solar industries. ... [+]

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