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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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Newest, giant crane at Oakland Seaport began operations

Oakland, CA – October 1, 2021:Another new, huge, ship-to-shore crane (STS) started operating this week at the Port of Oakland on the Ben E. Nutter Terminal. The terminal is run by Everport Terminal Services, Inc. (ETS) which made the investment in the giant crane to enhance its maritime infrastructure at Oakland. “New container cranes help keep the Port of Oakland competitive and ready to handle record cargo volumes,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes. “New operational infrastructure supports growing the maritime business… 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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Port of Oakland shows top transportation leaders future of trade

Oakland, Calif. – September 1, 2021: Top transportation officials learned what it takes to maintain the Port of Oakland’s international trade status – collaboration and transparency. That’s what Port executives discussed with Federal Maritime Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel and California State Transportation Agency Secretary David S. Kim. The pair joined nearly two dozen shipping leaders… Read More

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Port of Oakland cargo volume dipped in July

Oakland, Calif. – August 11, 2021: A year-long cargo surge slowed and volume dipped at the Port of Oakland last month. The Port said today it expected containerized cargo volume growth to resume as peak shipping season arrives. Though business dipped last month, the Port said year-to-date import volume has increased 16 percent. Total volume… Read More

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Port of Oakland A+ and A ratings affirmed by Fitch

Oakland, Calif. – August 9, 2021: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Port of Oakland bond ratings and lifted the Port’s ratings outlook from negative to stable. Fitch this week affirmed the following ratings on Port of Oakland debt: A+ for senior lien revenue bonds; A for intermediate lien revenue bonds; and A for the underlying bank… Read More

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