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Port of Oakland: Tariffs the big ‘if’ in cargo outlook

Oakland, Calif. – June 7, 2019: Cargo volume is up again at the Port of Oakland in 2019, but for how long?  That’s the question Maritime Director John Driscoll posed this week to 50 trade executives assembled here. Mr. Driscoll warned the Port’s Efficiency Task Force that tariffs are squeezing customers who ship through his port. … Read More

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Port of Oakland cuts time truckers need to move cargo in or out

Oakland, Calif. – June 6, 2019: Truckers hauling Port of Oakland freight are getting in and out of town faster than ever.  The Port today reported average truck transaction times of 62-to-72 minutes last month at Oakland marine terminals.  That was down from a high of 92 minutes in January. The Port said reduced transaction times… Read More

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Port of Oakland receives final funding for seaport technology program

Oakland, Calif. – May 31, 2019: The Alameda County Transportation Commission has received $12.45 million from the California Transportation Commission for the implementation of the Freight Intelligent Transportation System (FITS) program at the Port of Oakland. FITS includes 15 freight technology demonstration projects designed to address traffic management, security systems and roadway improvements at the Oakland… Read More

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Port of Oakland to shipping partners: ‘Committed to growth’

Oakland, Calif. – May 16, 2019: Plans for a new Major League ballpark here won’t dampen the Port of Oakland’s commitment to maritime business.  That was the word the Port’s two top leaders delivered this week to shipping executives nationwide. “In partnership with you, we’ve achieved great things at the Port of Oakland,” the Port said… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board approves term sheet for ballpark plan

Oakland, Calif. – May 14, 2019: Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved a plan that gives the Oakland Athletics four years to advance their quest for a proposed baseball stadium at the Port’s Howard Terminal.  The seven-member Board of Port Commissioners voted unanimously yesterday to adopt an Exclusive Negotiation Term Sheet. The document imposes requirements… Read More

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Port of Oakland could return to roots with bulk shipping plan

Oakland, Calif. – May 10, 2019: Bulk shipping operations could soon return to the Port of Oakland for the first time in 20 years.  The Port said today it’s negotiating with a Canadian building materials shipper to transport sand and gravel here. The Port’s governing Board yesterday authorized talks with Vancouver-based Eagle Rock Aggregates.  The firm… Read More

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Port of Oakland imports up 7 percent as tariff hike looms

Oakland, Calif. – May 9, 2019: On the eve of threatened tariff increases, the Port of Oakland says its import business is still growing.  The Port reported today that its containerized import volume jumped 7 percent last month compared to April 2018.  It was the busiest April in the Port’s 92-year history. The Port said… Read More

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Port of Oakland to consider outlines for proposed ballpark

Oakland, Calif. – May 3, 2019: Port of Oakland Commissioners have scheduled a vote May 13 on a proposal giving the Oakland Athletics four years to complete an environmental impact report (EIR), secure land use approvals and reach real estate agreements for a proposed ballpark at Howard Terminal.  The seven-member Board of Port Commissioners has called… Read More

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Port-City of Oakland truck plan nears ok, a boon for neighbors

Oakland, Calif. – April 26, 2019: A 5-year plan to make truck traffic less annoying moved closer to adoption at the Port of Oakland last night.  The Port’s governing board endorsed the West Oakland Truck Management Plan addressing everything from big rig thoroughfares to parking in neighborhoods. It’s now up to the Executive Director of… Read More

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Jobs study: Port of Oakland generates 84,000 jobs in the Bay Area

Oakland, Calif. – April 18, 2019:  The Port of Oakland supports 84,144 jobs in the Bay Area and 20 percent of those jobs are Oakland-based, according to an economic impact study released today. The study by Martin Associates shows that the Port’s overall economic value—from business revenue, consumer spending, and total value of goods and… Read More

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