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Port of Oakland looks past pandemic and plans for future

Oakland, Calif. – July 22, 2021: As pandemic restrictions ease, the Oakland Seaport is bursting at the seams with record cargo volume. The traveling public is returning to Oakland International Airport for business and leisure travel, although passenger activity is not yet at pre-pandemic levels. Despite uncertainties, the Port of Oakland (Port) intends to improve its long-term operations by planning for its future business and infrastructure needs. The Port’s business lines include Oakland International Airport (OAK) and… Read More

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Zero-emissions truck project launches at Port of Oakland

Oakland, Calif. – July 19, 2021: 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 of $5.1 million and are used to haul cargo within the Port’s maritime area. Funding for the trucks comes from… Read More

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Port of Oakland adopts $465.3 million FY 2022 budget as California reopens

Oakland, CA, USA – June 25, 2021: As California reopens and global pandemic uncertainty continues, the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approved a $465.3 million fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 budget. This is a 7.6% increase from FY 2021 ($432.5 million). “We are proud of all the Port of Oakland employees who have gone above and beyond to help keep us financially solvent and move forward during a once-in-a-hundred-year pandemic,” said Port Board President Andreas Cluver. Maritime activity at Oakland increased… Read More

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Port of Oakland ready to receive another giant container crane

Oakland, CA – June 21, 2021:  Another new, towering ship-to-shore crane (STS) is coming to the Port of Oakland this week. The crane will be delivered to the Everport marine terminal at Oakland run by Everport Terminal Services, Inc. (ETS).This investment in a new, STS container crane will enhance the infrastructure and cargo operations at ETS’ terminal in Oakland. The new crane has a lift height from the dock of 170 feet. New container… Read More

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Port of Oakland cargo volume up while vessel congestion continues

Oakland, Calif – June 17, 2021: 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 today that it handled the equivalent of 1.08 million… Read More

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Port of Oakland video signals change in Port’s future

Oakland, Calif. – February 17, 2021: Port of Oakland says its business model is changing with the commitment by CMA CGM, a world leader in shipping and logistics, to launch a new direct service from Asia to the Port of Oakland. Oakland’s Mayor and the Port’s Executive Director pointed out important benefits. “Congratulations to the Port of Oakland and CMA CGM… Read More

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Port of Oakland welcomed CMA CGM’s first call Asia service today 

Oakland, Calif. – February 12, 2021: The Port of Oakland today announced that CMA CGM, a world leader in shipping and logistics, marked the beginning of its first direct vessel service linking China and Oakland,CA, with the arrival of the ship AFRICA FOUR today.  “This opens up so many possibilities,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes. “Our customers can significantly improve the transit time for… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s Executive Director plans for Port growth and a healthy community 

Oakland, CA – February 3, 2021: Port of Oakland’s Executive Director Danny Wan began his State of the Port 2021 message to more than 200 stakeholders with a song lyric: Mercy, Mercy Me, Things Ain’t What They Used To Be, speaking virtually at the annual Women in Logistics and Pacific Merchant Shipping Association State of the Port 2021 event. Executive Director Wan referenced the challenges the… Read More

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Biggest container cranes ever on the way to Port of Oakland

Oakland, CA – December 22, 2020: Towering new cranes are coming to the Port of Oakland to handle the massive ships calling the seaport. These new cranes will be the tallest ever at Oakland, and rank among the largest in the U.S.   Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) is investing in the three giant cranes for its marine terminal at Oakland… Read More

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