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Port of Oakland forecasts steady growth as partners invest

Oakland, Calif. – March 30, 2018: Containerized cargo volume moving through this city is expected to increase 2 percent annually for the next five years.  The catalyst for growth: a nearly $700 million injection of capital from outside investors.  That’s the message Port of Oakland officials delivered to trade and transportation leaders here this week. “This is good,… Read More

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Port of Oakland ag exports are up 42.7 percent in last four years

Oakland, Calif. – March 26, 2018: Agricultural exports shipped from here have increased 42.7 percent in volume since 2013, the Port of Oakland said today.  Port officials said that the vigorous growth reflects continued strong overseas demand for U.S. farm goods.  They added that export growth could stall if foreign governments tax American goods in retaliation for… Read More

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Step back in time with Tall Ships at Jack London Square

Tall Ships video here Oakland, Calif. – March 14, 2018: Tall Ships are sailing back into port at Jack London Square Friday. Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will berth at the foot of Broadway and be open to the public beginning Saturday for on-dock tours and weekend sailing adventures. The sailing ships provide a peek at maritime… Read More

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Port of Oakland imports jumped 14.9 percent last month

Oakland, Calif. – March 14, 2018: Port of Oakland containerized import volume increased 14.9 percent last month, according to data released today. The Port said February container volume grew in all categories, setting records along the way.  Oakland’s performance follows release of a new 5-year strategic plan calling for record cargo volume annually through 2022…. Read More

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