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Port of Oakland sees second trucker turn to all-electric cargo rig

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 20, 2018: A second trucking firm at the Port of Oakland has turned to battery-powered big rigs.  Impact Transportation said today that it has purchased a $275,000 all-electric truck for yard operations.  It’s the latest step in the Port’s quest to phase out diesel-powered freight hauling. Impact said the twin-axle tractor –… Read More

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Port of Oakland, City working to reduce impact of trucks

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2018:  Port of Oakland and City officials are circulating a draft plan to reduce the impact of transport trucks on local streets.  Called the West Oakland Truck Management Plan, it’s intended to improve the quality of life for the area’s residents. Among the plan’s objectives: Reduce disruption for residents and businesses… Read More

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Port of Oakland selects UC Berkeley exec to head IT unit

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2018: A longtime University of California, Berkeley systems expert has been named IT Director at the Port of Oakland.  Kevin Fong, a 30-year veteran in systems management, joins the Port after 13 years at the university.  He most recently served as IT Director for University Development and Alumni Relations. “Kevin’s expertise… Read More

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Port of Oakland cargo volume up in trade war, but can it last?

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 9, 2018: A U.S.-China tit-for-tat over tariffs hasn’t dampened cargo volume growth at the Port of Oakland.  In fact, the Port is on track for its third straight year of record container volume in 2018. But can it last?  That’s the question supply chain experts pondered this week at the quarterly meeting… Read More

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Lineage and Dreisbach open Lineage Cool Port Oakland

Oakland, CA – November 1, 2018 – Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage”) and Dreisbach Enterprises (“Dreisbach”) announced the official opening of Lineage Cool Port Oakland (“Cool Port”), the world’s latest next-generation cold storage and logistics facility. Set on 25 acres at the Port of Oakland’s waterfront, Cool Port will serve as the newest hub for temperature-controlled cargo… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s TraPac terminal opens at night for truckers

Oakland, Calif. – Oct. 22, 2018: TraPac marine terminal has introduced full service night gates for Port of Oakland harbor truckers.  The move to expand beyond traditional daylight hours is intended to ease daytime crowding and accelerate containerized cargo deliveries. TraPac, Oakland’s second-largest terminal, said today it will operate night gates for freight haulers every… Read More

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Port of Oakland gets business/civic leader as Commissioner

Oakland, Calif. – October 19, 2018: Longtime business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee has joined the Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners. Mr. Lee was sworn in yesterday to a seat on the seven-member Board. Mr. Lee, President and CEO of Oakland-based YHLA Architects, was nominated by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and appointed… Read More

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Port of Oakland shatters record for peak season cargo volume

Oakland, Calif. – October 10, 2018:  A record-breaking peak season continues at the Port of Oakland.  The Port said today that last month was the busiest September for import cargo in its 91-year history.  That followed another all-time record in August. The Port said it has handled the equivalent of 168,289 20-foot loaded import containers in… Read More

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Port of Oakland to add electric trucks thanks to state grant

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2018:  More battery-powered trucks should enter the Port of Oakland fleet by 2020 thanks to a new state grant. The California Air Resources Board has preliminarily awarded a $50 million grant to the Port of Long Beach for the Sustainable Terminals Accelerating Regional Transformation (START) Project. The START Project will demonstrate nearly… Read More

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