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Port of Oakland set all-time import cargo record in July

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 9, 2019: Last month was the busiest in the Port of Oakland’s 92-year history for containerized import cargo.  The Port said today it handled the equivalent of 90,598 20-foot import containers in July.  It was the first time ever that Oakland import volume had crossed the 90,000-container threshold in a single… Read More

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Port of Oakland unsure of peak season volume but ready to go

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 6, 2019: Uncertainty clouds the peak season container shipping outlook with more threatened tariffs on Chinese imports to the U.S. looming.  But the Port of Oakland said today that there’s no uncertainty about handling the annual August-November cargo rush. “The Port is operating efficiently, ships are getting in-and-out on time and… Read More

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Today’s chatter: Port of Oakland welcomes 10,000th visitor

Oakland, Calif. – July 30, 2019: Talk may be cheap but it’s popular online, according to the Port of Oakland. The Port said today that its web-based customer service feature LiveChat this month has passed 10,000 visitors since launching in December 2015. The Port said its online representatives are responding to about 200 online queries… Read More

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Port of Oakland Oks long-term lease for speedy cargo flow

Oakland, Calif. – July 29, 2019: A program that accelerates Port of Oakland cargo flow has a new lease on life…literally.  Port Commissioners last week approved a firm’s 13-year lease to continue moving loaded import containers off Oakland docks. The agreement keeps Shippers Transport Express on 32 acres at the Port’s Seaport Logistics Complex through… Read More

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Port of Oakland exports up with help from China’s neighbors

Oakland, Calif. – July 25, 2019: Containerized export volume at the Port of Oakland increased in the first half of 2019 thanks to China’s neighbors.  Port data released today showed double-digit export volume percentage increases through June 30 to South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.  Trade with those three nations alone offset a 17 percent drop… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s keystone project set to be delivered in 2020

Oakland, Calif. – July 16, 2019: Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved the final permit associated with one of the most anticipated industrial developments in Port history.  They voted last week to approve a vertical permit – industrial vernacular for a building construction permit – at a long-awaited Seaport Logistics Complex. The developer, CenterPoint Properties,… Read More

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Port of Oakland exports up 4.2 percent in June

Oakland, Calif. – July 15, 2019: The Port of Oakland reported today that containerized export volume increased 4.2 percent in June 2019 compared to June 2018 totals. The Port said it handled the equivalent of 74,901 20-foot loaded export containers last month—compared to 71,894 in June 2018. The Port has now reported year-over-year export volume gains… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board gives President Ces Butner third term

Oakland, Calif. – July 12, 2019: Cestra “Ces” Butner will serve a third term as President of the Port of Oakland Board of Port Commissioners.  The Board re-elected President Butner at a meeting yesterday.  It re-elected Commissioner Andreas Cluver as First Vice President and chose first-year Commissioner Barbara Leslie as Second Vice President. At the… Read More

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