Port of Oakland steps up as ships carry bigger loads than ever

Bigger ships are challenging the Port of Oakland with never-seen-before container volumes. Port officials report that vessels on average load and unload the equivalent of 1,767 TEUs each time they visit here. It’s the highest container move count in Port history, up 9% from 2018 and 50% over 2009. The Port said higher move counts result from shipping lines consolidating more cargo on bigger ships. It added that bigger loads test ... [+]

Port of Oakland approves Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan

Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved an air quality plan intended to drastically cut diesel and greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the Port’s maritime operations. The plan, called the Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan, envisions a zero-emissions operation in the future. The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners voted ... [+]

Port of Oakland – exports up and more time for truckers

Containerized export volume at the Port of Oakland spiked last month, again turning trade war logic on its head. The Port said today that exports, primarily to Asia, were up 8.4% compared to May 2018 totals. Imports were up, too, climbing 4.2% over last year. The Port said it handled the ... [+]

Port of Oakland: Tariffs the big ‘if’ in cargo outlook

Cargo volume is up again at the Port of Oakland in 2019, but for how long? That’s the question Maritime Director John Driscoll posed this week to 50 trade executives assembled at the port. Driscoll warned the Port’s Efficiency Task Force that tariffs are squeezing customers who ship through his port. ... [+]

Port of Oakland ag exports rebound despite tariffs

Containerized agricultural exports are rebounding despite an ongoing trade war, the Port of Oakland reported today. Farm good shipments in the first four months of 2019 increased 12% over last year. Ag exports to China rose 5%, despite that nation’s tariff standoff with the U.S. The trends are welcome after Oakland’s ... [+]

Port of Oakland to shipping partners: ‘Committed to growth’

Plans for a new Major League ballpark here won’t dampen the Port of Oakland’s commitment to maritime business. That was the word the Port’s two top leaders delivered this week to shipping executives nationwide. “In partnership with you, we’ve achieved great things at the Port of Oakland,” the Port said in ... [+]

Port of Oakland adds new shipping service to Vietnam

The Port of Oakland will add new direct service to Vietnam by late April. Pacific International Lines (PIL) will launch direct Vietnam links using vessels that can carry up to 11,900 20-foot containers. PIL’s new service is called AC5 and is in partnership with Cosco and Wan Hai. New Vietnam-US West ... [+]

Port of Oakland says yard cranes going hybrid to help clean air

Containerized cargo handling at the Port of Oakland is about to get a whole lot cleaner. The Port said today that its largest marine terminal is converting 13 diesel-powered yard cranes to hybrid power. The result is expected to be an annual 45-ton reduction in diesel-related air pollutants. The Port said ... [+]

Port of Oakland cargo surge cooled off last month

A six-month-long containerized cargo surge came to a halt, as expected, at the Port of Oakland last month. The Port said that its total February cargo volume was down 1.3% from a year ago. February import cargo decreased 5%, year-over-year, the Port reported. It was the first decline in import volume ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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