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Port of Oakland import volume still trending up

Oakland, Calif. – March 18, 2022: Port of Oakland import business continues to grow though export recovery has yet to take off. The Port said today that import cargo volume increased 6.3 in February 2022 compared to February 2021. Exports declined 10.3 percent over the same period. The figures indicate continued strong U.S. consumer demand… Read More

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Port of Oakland buoyed by response to export plan

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 25, 2022: Port of Oakland executives said this week that they anticipate a recovery in sagging export volumes. Farmers, truckers and trade officials hope the Port’s right. Hundreds whose livelihood depends on U.S. exports gathered yesterday to hear the Port’s remedy for their ailing industry. Here’s what they heard: Pop-up container… Read More

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Port of Oakland import cargo still surging in 2022

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 23, 2022 – Port of Oakland import cargo volume surged again last month following a record-setting 2021 performance. The Port said today it handled the equivalent of 83,860 import containers in January. That was an 8.3 percent increase year-over-year.  The result signals continued strength in global trade moving through Oakland. Last… Read More

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Port of Oakland to invest, renew and grow green

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 4, 2022: With national attention focused on the supply chain, infrastructure investment and jobs, it is time for the Port of Oakland to invest in a renewed, smart and zero-emissions port. That was Executive Director Danny Wan’s message this week at his annual State of the Port address. “The theme for… Read More

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Port of Oakland, USDA partner to speed up agricultural exports

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 1, 2022: Port of Oakland officials today predicted a resurgence of agricultural exports through the Port following announcement of a partnership with the federal government. The Port said it’s working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to clear bottlenecks impeding outbound shipments.  The problem: the global shipping logjam created dockside… Read More

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Port of Oakland import volume hit new record in 2021

Oakland, Calif. – January 20, 2022: Containerized, loaded import cargo volume hit a new record at the Port of Oakland in 2021. The Port today reported that it handled the equivalent of 1.05 million 20-foot import containers in 2021. That was the most in Oakland’s 94-year history and 6 percent above 2020 totals.   Record import volume was… Read More

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Port of Oakland launches program to expedite ag exports

Oakland, Calif. – January 3, 2022: The Port of Oakland is set to launch an interagency effort to improve the flow of agriculture exports at the Port. The program involves the use of additional yard space and equipment, restored export ship calls and assistance to export users. The goal is to provide relief to agricultural… Read More

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Port of Oakland clean energy efforts to get $5.2 million in federal grants

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 23, 2021: Port of Oakland clean energy efforts are getting a $5.2 million boost from the federal government, the Port said today. It’s receiving grant funds from the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for electrical power upgrades. The grant bolsters the Port’s vision of eliminating emissions from maritime operations.  “We’ve got an ambitious clean air goal,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan. “This grant from the Maritime Administration is an important… Read More

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Port of Oakland names 13-year vet as new Port Attorney

Oakland, Calif. – December 21, 2021: A veteran lawyer involved in every major Port of Oakland project over the last 13 years has been named Port Attorney. The Port appointed Mary Richardson, effective December 31, 2021, to succeed Michele Heffes who’s retiring. This appointment was made during last Thursday’s regular Board meeting. Ms. Richardson, who… Read More

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Port of Oakland achieved 86% reduction in diesel emissions

Oakland, Calif. – December 17, 2021: The Port of Oakland staff announced the findings of the 2020 Seaport Air Emissions Inventory at Thursday’s meeting of the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. Inventory results show that the Port surpassed all its original goals set in the Maritime Air Quality Improvement Program (MAQIP).  The Port and its partners successfully… Read More

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