Port of Oakland cargo volume dropped, but outlook better

Port of Oakland cargo volume declined last month amidst hints of better times to come. The Port said that its total March volume dropped 11% year-over-year. Imports declined 3% from March 2021 while exports fell 25%, the port said.And there are indications that cargo volume growth could return soon. Among them:• Import loads jumped 10% in the past 30 days; exports spiked 12%.• March was the eighth-busiest month in Oakland ... [+]

Port of Oakland exporters eligible for new federal incentives

Port of Oakland’s new, temporary container yard is getting federal help in the form of financial relief for its customers. The USDA is providing agricultural and other exporters assistance in covering expenses for using the pop-up yard.“Supply chain issues locally to globally have hampered the US export business through West ... [+]

Port of Oakland import volume still trending up

Port of Oakland import business continues to grow though export recovery has yet to take off. Port officials said that import cargo volume increased 6.3% in February 2022 compared to February 2021. Exports declined 10.3% over the same period.The figures indicate continued strong U.S. consumer demand for goods manufactured overseas, ... [+]

West Coast Ports Support ‘Supply Chain Information Highway’

The Port of Oakland and The Northwest Seaport Alliance voiced their support on March 1 for the Port of Long Beach's "Supply Chain Information Highway" digital initiative, a free-to-all service that delivers data for shippers and other stakeholders to integrate into their own systems to track cargo and allot resources.The ... [+]

Port of Oakland to invest, renew and grow green

State of Port recap: federal/state funding fuels opportunities for investment. National attention focused on the supply chain, infrastructure investment and jobs, it is time for the Port of Oakland to invest in a renewed, smart and zero-emissions port. That was Executive Director Danny Wan’s message at his annual State of ... [+]

Port of Oakland partners with USDA

Port of Oakland officials predicted in early February a resurgence of agricultural exports through the port following announcement of a partnership with the federal government. The port said it’s working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to clear bottlenecks impeding outbound shipments.The problem: the global shipping logjam created dockside ... [+]

Port of Oakland import volume hit new record in 2021

Containerized, loaded import cargo volume hit a new record at the Port of Oakland in 2021. The Port reported that it handled the equivalent of 1.05 million 20-foot import containers in 2021. That was the most in Oakland’s 94-year history and 6 percent above 2020 totals. Record import volume was achieved ... [+]

Port of Oakland launches program to expedite ag exports

The Port of Oakland is set to launch an interagency effort to improve the flow of agricultural exports at the Port. The program involves the use of additional yard space and equipment, restored export ship calls and assistance to export users. The goal is to provide relief to agricultural exporters ... [+]

Port of Oakland ship turning basins study

The Port of Oakland, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) San Francisco District, has reached a key milestone in the planning process to widen the Oakland Harbor turning basins to accommodate larger container ships calling North America.The comment period started,December 20, 2021, for the USACE draft ... [+]

Port of Oakland to get federal grants

Port of Oakland clean energy efforts are getting a $5.2 million boost from the federal government, the Port said today. It’s receiving grant funds from the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for electrical power upgrades. The grant bolsters the Port’s vision of eliminating emissions from maritime operations.“We’ve got an ambitious clean air ... [+]

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