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Port of Oakland, USDA jump-starting ag exports again

Oakland, Calif., U.S.A. – June 2, 2022: Relief is coming to growers who ship farm goods from the Port of Oakland. The Port said today it’s teaming up with the federal government to provide financial aid to agricultural exporters. The intent is to ease the pain of a year-long supply chain disruption that’s impeding farm trade…. Read More

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Port of Oakland volume declines as Shanghai struggles

Oakland, Calif. – May 20, 2022: Port of Oakland cargo volume is down in 2022, a consequence principally of China’s COVID crackdown and its ripple effect on ocean carrier scheduling.   The Port reported today that total volume through April dropped 7 percent from the same period a year ago. Containerized import loads through Oakland fell… Read More

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Proposed A’s stadium receives important regulatory recommendation from SF Bay Conservation and Development Commission

Oakland, Calif. — May 3, 2022: The SF Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) staff just released an agenda report for the June 2, 2022 public hearing, recommending that the Commission remove the Port of Oakland’s Howard property from Port Priority Use designation under the San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan. The Port of Oakland… Read More

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Port of Oakland exporters eligible for new federal incentives

Oakland, Calif. – April 21, 2022: Port of Oakland’s new, temporary container yard is getting federal help in the form of financial relief for its customers. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) is providing agricultural and other exporters assistance in covering expenses for using the pop-up yard. “Supply chain issues locally to globally have… Read More

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Port of Oakland cargo volume dropped, but outlook better

Oakland, Calif. – April 20, 2022: Port of Oakland cargo volume declined last month amidst hints of better times to come. The Port said today that its total March volume dropped 11 percent year-over-year. Imports declined 3 percent from March 2021 while exports fell 25 percent, the Port said. The Port said there are indications… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s Seaport Logistics Complex kicks off with major tenant

Oakland, Calif., U.S.A. — April 13, 2022: A major logistics company will soon occupy the enormous new warehouse at the Port of Oakland’s designated Seaport Logistics Complex. Industrial real estate giant CenterPoint Properties completed the massive, 460,000+ square-foot warehouse at 1300 Maritime Street last year. CenterPoint signed PCC Logistics as the new tenant in January of… Read More

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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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