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Port of Oakland cargo volume off; blame vessel bypass

Oakland, Calif., Nov. 29, 2021 – Port of Oakland total cargo volume declined 20 percent last month, according to statistics released today. The Port said containerized import volume dropped 14 percent compared to October 2020 totals. Exports were down 27 percent. The Port attributed its cargo volume dip to declining vessel traffic. Forty-three percent fewer… Read More

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Port of Oakland chief asks state help in supply chain crisis

Sacramento, Calif., Nov. 5, 2021 – Speaking as President of the California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA), Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan requested state help on Wednesday to ease a U.S. supply chain crisis. He called for increased collaboration and solutions from all levels of government as containerized cargo continues to back up… Read More

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Port of Oakland sees no backlog on docks, calls for cargo

Oakland, Calif. – Oct. 19, 2021: Port of Oakland officials today called on shipping lines to route more cargo here midst supply chain calamities elsewhere. The Port said its marine terminals are congestion-free, unlike competing ports crippled by record global trade volumes. It urged restoration of shipping services that have bypassed Oakland since summer. “There’s… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s Danny Wan heads statewide port group

Oakland, Calif. – Oct. 14, 2021: Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan is the new President of the California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA). Members of the trade group selected Mr. Wan this week. He succeeds Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka.  Mr. Wan manages both a seaport and airport. The Port… Read More

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Port of Oakland regains Japan giant’s key Asia ship route

Oakland, Calif., Oct. 11, 2021 – Japanese shipping giant Ocean Network Express (ONE) is restoring a key Asia-U.S., trade route at the Port of Oakland. The world’s sixth-largest container carrier brings its PS5 service back to Oakland Nov. 13, the Port said today. The service connects the U.S. West Coast with ports in Tokyo and… Read More

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Port of Oakland lands fourth first-call service in 2021

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 30, 2021: Another major shipping line is bringing first-call service to the Port of Oakland in 2021.  The Port said today that Geneva-based MSC would launch an Oakland route to Southeast Asia Nov. 6.  MSC said its weekly service would link Oakland with ports in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The… Read More

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Port of Oakland import volume edged up in August

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2021: Port of Oakland import cargo volume edged up last month while the number of vessel services has been reduced. According to data released today, the Port received the equivalent of 97,850 20-foot import containers in August. That was up 1.6 percent from August 2020. The Port contrasted rising imports… Read More

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Port of Oakland beef export volume up 25 percent in 2021

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 15, 2021: Port of Oakland beef exports – almost exclusively to Asia – increased 25 percent this year between January and July. The Port called the surge extraordinary in a year when shipping disruptions have hobbled global supply chains. “Demand for high-qualify U.S. meat products is off the charts,” said Port… Read More

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OAK celebrates 10 years of partnership with Cal Athletics

Oakland, Calif. – September 3, 2021: With UC Berkeley students back on campus and as the college football season kicks off, Oakland International Airport and Cal Athletics are celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their partnership. “We’re especially proud of our association with Cal Athletics and the distinction of excellence and achievement that Cal represents.” says Bryant L…. Read More

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Labor Day travel kicks off at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – September 2, 2021: Oakland International Airport (OAK) is prepared for a busy Labor Day weekend as travelers are making end-of-summer trips. OAK estimates that nearly 130,000 passengers will arrive at and depart from the airport between Thursday, September 2nd, and Monday, September 6th. Friday and Monday will likely be the busiest days during this holiday… Read More

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