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 Lives Matter movement,” said the 8-year-veteran of the Port’s Board of Port Commissioners. “We want this country to live ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Port of Oakland to state agency: help us cope with COVID-19

Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan praised his agency’s coronavirus response but now issues a plea for help. The Port’s top official asked a key state regulator to support financial stabilization efforts as the pandemic cripples businesses. “The Port of Oakland is operational in these unprecedented, challenging times and ... [+]

Port of Oakland says visit of its biggest ship ever going well

Port of Oakland officials bid farewell to the biggest ship ever to visit this city. They add that the 32-hour call of the MSC Anna is proceeding on schedule. The 1,312-foot-long container vessel departs for Busan, South Korea, sometime after 9 p.m. from a berth in Oakland Estuary. The ... [+]

Port of Oakland welcomes biggest ship

Coronavirus may be hampering global trade, but it hasn't broken the supply chain at the Port of Oakland. The latest evidence: the largest ship ever to call in Oakland arrives this week. The container vessel MSC Anna is scheduled to berth at the Port April 16. The ship ... [+]

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