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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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Port of Oakland Board gives President Cluver second term

Oakland, Calif. – July 20, 2021: The Port of Oakland’s governing Board has given Andreas Cluver a second term as President. The seven-member Oakland Board of Port Commissioners unanimously selected the East Bay labor leader at a special meeting last week. Mr. Cluver begins a second one-year term next month after first gaining the presidency… 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 has masks for staff, tenants thanks to gifts

Oakland, Calif. – June 30, 2021 – Port of Oakland staff and tenants combatting coronavirus can get free face masks thanks to two California companies. The Port said today it received 500,000 masks last Tuesday donated by Montebello, Ca-based sustainable clothier BELLA+CANVAS. Oakland trucking company Impact Transportation hauled the cargo to the Port at no… 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, others ask $2.25 billion to move freight soot-free

Oakland, Calif. – May 19, 2021: A coalition including the Port of Oakland wants California to spend $2.25 billion on emissions-free freight hauling. Supply chain and environmental groups sent their request to Sacramento this month, seeking surplus state revenue to finance: Zero-emission trucks and cargo handling equipment, Infrastructure such as electric charging stations, and Training… Read More

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Port of Oakland a recipient of economic relief for California ports

Oakland, Calif. – May 18, 2021 – The Port of Oakland will be a recipient of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s economic relief for ports. The Governor’s proposed budget includes $250 million for public ports that have been financially challenged due to the pandemic. Governor Newsom made the announcement during the California Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Virtual Capitol Summit & Host… Read More

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