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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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Port of Oakland hails Fourth of July with flag-waving ship

Oakland, Calif. – July 4, 2019: A 1,148-foot-long French emissary is celebrating Independence Day at the Port of Oakland today.  The container ship CMA CGM Ivanhoe arrived here last night, making a big splash in San Francisco Bay. The CMA CGM Group ship’s hull was draped with four 30’X60’ American flags which unfurled near the Golden… Read More

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Port of Oakland tenant: hybrids ‘way better than we thought’

Oakland, Calif. – July 2, 2019: A major Port of Oakland tenant projects big air quality gains from a three-month-old emissions reduction program.  SSA’s Oakland International Container Terminal said today its $6 million conversion to hybrid yard cranes would cut greenhouse gas emissions 96 percent. “This is way better than we thought it would be,”… Read More

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Port of Oakland boss states concerns over trade war with China

Oakland, Calif. – June 21, 2019: Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle is sounding an alarm over the trade war with China.  The veteran maritime leader this week warned that tariffs imposed by both sides threaten the U.S. economy.  He added that trade barriers could dry up his customers’ access to a major export market…. Read More

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Port of Oakland steps up as ships carry bigger loads than ever

Oakland, Calif. – June 20, 2019: Bigger ships are challenging the Port of Oakland with never-seen-before container volumes.  The Port said today that vessels on average load and unload the equivalent of 1,767 20-foot boxes each time they visit here.  It’s the highest container move count in Port history, up 9 percent from 2018 and 50… Read More

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Port of Oakland approves Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan

Oakland, Calif. – June 17, 2019: Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved an air quality plan intended to drastically cut diesel and greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the Port’s maritime operations. The plan, called the Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan, envisions a zero-emissions operation in the future. The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners voted… Read More

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Port of Oakland ag exports rebound despite tariffs

Oakland, Calif. – June 10, 2019: Containerized agricultural exports are rebounding despite an ongoing trade war, the Port of Oakland reported today.  The Port said farm good shipments in the first four months of 2019 increased 12 percent over last year. The Port added that ag exports to China rose 5 percent, despite that nation’s tariff… Read More

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