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

Oakland, Calif. – April 30, 2020:  Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan praised his agency’s coronavirus response yesterday but issued 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… Read More

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Port of Oakland says canceled sailings could hit cargo volume

Oakland, Calif. – April 27, 2020:  Fewer container ships would likely mean less cargo at the Port of Oakland this spring.  That was the message Oakland Maritime officials delivered to the Harbor Trucking Association last week. The Port told freight haulers via video conference that 20 May and June voyages to Oakland have been scrubbed. … Read More

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Port of Oakland welcomes biggest ship ever this week

Oakland, Calif. – April 14, 2020:  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 will… Read More

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Port of Oakland loaded box volume dipped 7.4 percent in March

Oakland, Calif. – April 13, 2020: Port of Oakland loaded container volume declined 7.4 percent in March from 2019 totals, according to data released today.  The Port said the cargo decrease resulted from a coronavirus pandemic that has weakened global trade. According to the Port, March containerized import volume dropped 10.3 percent from March 2019. … Read More

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Port of Oakland hails waterfront work force ahead of Ports Day

Oakland, Calif. – April 3, 2020: The Port of Oakland today praised dockworkers and their waterfront brethren for sustaining international trade.  The Port’s recognition preceded the annual Western Hemisphere Ports Day scheduled Sunday.  It carried added weight in the face of a coronavirus pandemic that has killed thousands and roiled economies worldwide. “Ports including Oakland… Read More

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