Port of Oakland cargo volume off; blame vessel bypass

Port of Oakland total cargo volume declined 20% last month, according to statistics released on November 29. The Port said containerized import volume dropped 14% compared to October 2020 totals. Exports were down 27%.The Port attributed its cargo volume dip to declining vessel traffic. Forty-three% fewer ships stopped in Oakland in October than they did in October 2020, the Port said. It said some carriers diverted ships directly to Asia, ... [+]

Port of Oakland lands fourth first-call service in 2021

Another major shipping line is bringing first-call service to the Port of Oakland in 2021. MSC is launching an Oakland route to Southeast Asia Nov. 6. The weekly service will link Oakland with ports in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It’s the fourth first-call service introduced at Oakland this year.The ... [+]

Port of Oakland beef export volume up 25% in 2021

Port of Oakland beef exports – almost exclusively to Asia – increased 25% this year between January and July. The Port called the surge extraordinary in a year when shipping disruptions have hobbled global supply chains.“Demand for high-qualify U.S. meat products is off the charts,” said Port of Oakland Maritime ... [+]

Port of Oakland gets new Matson service

U.S. shipping line Matson has launched a new vessel service with major implications for the Port of Oakland. The Port said that Matson’s CCX Service, which began July 27, is noteworthy on two fronts: It’s the first China-to-Oakland service for longtime Port of Oakland carrier Matson. It’s the third first-call ... [+]

Zero-emissions truck project launches at Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland and its logistics partners launched a battery electric truck demonstration project this month on its path to zero emissions at the Oakland Seaport. The Port debuted ten new battery electric trucks at Shippers Transport Express (STE), a Port-based trucking operation. The Peterbilt trucks cost a total ... [+]

Port of Oakland cargo volume up

The Port of Oakland continues to move its cargo volume numbers toward record territory. At the same time, more cargo presents enormous operating challenges for marine terminals and ocean carriers at Oakland and at major ports around the world.The Port reported that it handled the equivalent of 1.08 million TEUs ... [+]

Coalition asks California to move freight soot-free

A coalition, including the Port of Oakland, wants California to spend $2.25 billion on emissions-free freight hauling. Supply chain and environmental groups sent their request to Sacramento in mid-May, seeking surplus state revenue to finance: zero-emission trucks and cargo handling equipment; infrastructure such as electric charging stations, and training to ... [+]

Port of Oakland sets all-time cargo record

Port of Oakland passes milestone, sets all-time cargo record Another month, another record at the Port of Oakland. Port officials reports that the Port of Oakland handled 100,096 TEUs in April - the most for a single month in the port’s 94-year history. It marked the first time that Oakland has ... [+]

Port of Oakland trade boom

As global trade booms, the container shipping industry is introducing another new vessel service at the Port of Oakland. The Port announced that Taiwan-based Wan Hai Lines launched its weekly AA5 Service here last month. The route links three ports in China and one in Taiwan with the Ports of ... [+]

Port of Oakland reports record cargo surge in March

An international trade boom is exploding at the Port of Oakland. The Port reported all-time high container volume for import and export cargo in the month of March. It said there’s no sign of the global surge in business activity abating any time soon. “Ships are full, ocean freight rates are ... [+]

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