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Port of Oakland import cargo volume at all-time high in June

Oakland, Calif. – July 12, 2018: Port of Oakland containerized import volume reached an all-time high last month, according to data released today.  The Port said it handled the equivalent of 87,207 20-foot import containers in June.  That beat the previous monthly record of 84,835 containers set last July. June import volume was up 8.7… Read More

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Port of Oakland boss affirms support for business with Japan

Oakland, Calif. – July 6, 2018: Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle this week called for strengthening business ties with Japan. Addressing visitors from the Japanese Port of Hakata, Oakland’s boss listed opportunities for growth at sea and in the air. “It’s extremely critical for us to have good, strong free trade partners such as… Read More

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Port of Oakland eye popper: magenta container ship in town Monday

PHOTO ATTACHED BELOW Oakland, Calif. – July 5, 2018: Here’s a style tip for those who track ships: magenta is the new black.  A 1,036-foot-long, cherry blossom magenta-colored container ship arrives next week at the Port of Oakland.  Called the ONE Competence, it’s the newly branded symbol of Japan’s recently consolidated container shipping lines. The ship… Read More

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Port of Oakland adopts $494.2 million budget for FY 2019

Oakland, Calif. – July 3, 2018: A new $494.2 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019 goes into place this week at the Port of Oakland.  Port Commissioners last week approved the spending plan that includes $34.7 million for capital projects. The budget finances operations at the Port’s three businesses: Aviation, Commercial Real Estate and Maritime.  In… Read More

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Port of Oakland names Eric Napralla Chief Wharfinger

Oakland, Calif. – July 2, 2018: The Port of Oakland today named maritime veteran Eric Napralla as its Chief Wharfinger.  Mr. Napralla, a 6-year Port employee, will manage seaport operations that range from tenant relationships to facilities leasing.  He replaces Chris Peterson who retired last week after 25 years at the Port, 12 as Chief Wharfinger…. Read More

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Long Beach, Oakland port bosses seek help for maritime goals

Oakland, Calif. – June 29, 2018: Two of this nation’s highest-ranking port executives want continued government support for maritime industry clean air efforts and infrastructure development.  They made that pitch this week in Oakland to an audience of 100 at the Pacific Transportation Association. Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero and Oakland counterpart Chris… Read More

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Port of Oakland receives Deep Roots Award

Oakland, Calif. – June 28, 2018: Oakland’s Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Port of Oakland with the Deep Roots Award. The award honors a local company or individual that has been a major contributor to Oakland. “It is important for the community to know that the Port is not only making money, but is also… Read More

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Port of Oakland terminal wants clean hybrid cargo-handlers

Oakland, Calif. – June 26, 2018: Oakland’s largest marine terminal operator plans to clear the air using hybrid cargo-handling technology. SSA Terminals said today it will retrofit 13 diesel-powered cranes with diesel-electric hybrid engines. The upgrade is estimated to eliminate more than 45 tons of exhaust emissions annually at the Port of Oakland. The projected cost… Read More

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Port of Oakland peak season: steady growth seen, tariffs loom

Oakland, Calif. – June 22, 2018: Port of Oakland import volume should grow at a steady pace in the coming peak season.  There’s a wild card, however: global trade tension. That was the cautionary outlook delivered yesterday at a meeting of the Port’s Efficiency Task Force.  Members of the advisory panel of customers, labor and… Read More

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Port of Oakland import volume flat in May

Oakland, Calif. – June 18, 2018: Port of Oakland import cargo volume in May was unchanged from a year ago. The Port said today that it handled 82,465 TEUs of import cargo last month, nearly identical to container statistics from May 2017. A TEU is a 20-foot equivalent unit, which is a standard measure in the container… Read More

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