Port of Oakland import volume increased 9% last month

Port of Oakland containerized import volume increased 9% last month over January 2018 totals. According to port data, the port handled the equivalent of 81,895 20-foot import containers last month. It was the busiest January for imports in its history. Oakland’s January export volume rose 0.6% compared to last year. Total container volume – imports, exports and empty containers, increased 3.2%, year-over-year. The port said two developments in Asia – its largest ... [+]

Port of Oakland says goal unchanged though trade outlook hazy

A Port of Oakland official recently reported that his organization wants growth in 2019 so customers and communities can benefit. Maritime Director John Driscoll acknowledged, however, that it’s too soon to know how freight markets will respond. “The container shipping sector starts the year with uncertainty due to global trade conflicts,” ... [+]

Port of Oakland reports more ships than ever plugging into grid

More ships than ever are switching to landside electricity at the Port of Oakland to curb emissions. The port reports that 75% of all ships visiting here in 2018 used so-called shore power. That was up from 68% the year before. The port said 1,543 ships tied up in Oakland last ... [+]

Port of Oakland’s TraPac concludes $67 million buildout

A $67 million waterfront expansion concluded at the Port of Oakland this month, as TraPac marine terminal opened its newest vessel berth to arriving container ships. The milestone signals completion of a 2-year project at Oakland’s second-largest terminal that has: • Nearly doubled TraPac’s footprint from 66 to 123 acres; • Boosted its ... [+]

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 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 ... [+]

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