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Port of Oakland hails Fourth of July with flag-waving ship

Oakland, Calif. – July 4, 2019: A 1,148-foot-long French emissary is celebrating Independence Day at the Port of Oakland today.  The container ship CMA CGM Ivanhoe arrived here last night, making a big splash in San Francisco Bay. The CMA CGM Group ship’s hull was draped with four 30’X60’ American flags which unfurled near the Golden… Read More

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Port of Oakland tenant: hybrids ‘way better than we thought’

Oakland, Calif. – July 2, 2019: A major Port of Oakland tenant projects big air quality gains from a three-month-old emissions reduction program.  SSA’s Oakland International Container Terminal said today its $6 million conversion to hybrid yard cranes would cut greenhouse gas emissions 96 percent. “This is way better than we thought it would be,”… Read More

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Port of Oakland steps up as ships carry bigger loads than ever

Oakland, Calif. – June 20, 2019: Bigger ships are challenging the Port of Oakland with never-seen-before container volumes.  The Port said today that vessels on average load and unload the equivalent of 1,767 20-foot boxes each time they visit here.  It’s the highest container move count in Port history, up 9 percent from 2018 and 50… Read More

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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 cuts time truckers need to move cargo in or out

Oakland, Calif. – June 6, 2019: Truckers hauling Port of Oakland freight are getting in and out of town faster than ever.  The Port today reported average truck transaction times of 62-to-72 minutes last month at Oakland marine terminals.  That was down from a high of 92 minutes in January. The Port said reduced transaction times… 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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Oakland International Airport prepared for busy Memorial Holiday weekend

Oakland, Calif. – May 23, 2019: This Memorial Day holiday weekend at Oakland International Airport (OAK) is expected to welcome approximately 163,000 travelers over the four-day holiday travel period. Memorial Day Weekend, which begins this Friday, May 24th, and extends through Monday, May 27th, signals the unofficial start of the summer travel season. The Airport expects… Read More

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