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Port of Oakland approves Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan

Oakland, Calif. – June 17, 2019: 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… Read More

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Port of Oakland ag exports rebound despite tariffs

Oakland, Calif. – June 10, 2019: Containerized agricultural exports are rebounding despite an ongoing trade war, the Port of Oakland reported today.  The Port said farm good shipments in the first four months of 2019 increased 12 percent over last year. The Port added that ag exports to China rose 5 percent, despite that nation’s tariff… Read More

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

Oakland, Calif. – June 7, 2019: 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 here. Mr. Driscoll warned the Port’s Efficiency Task Force that tariffs are squeezing customers who ship through his port. … Read More

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Port of Oakland receives final funding for seaport technology program

Oakland, Calif. – May 31, 2019: The Alameda County Transportation Commission has received $12.45 million from the California Transportation Commission for the implementation of the Freight Intelligent Transportation System (FITS) program at the Port of Oakland. FITS includes 15 freight technology demonstration projects designed to address traffic management, security systems and roadway improvements at the Oakland… Read More

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