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Port of Oakland reports record cargo surge in March

Oakland, Calif. – April 13, 2021: An international trade boom is exploding at the Port of Oakland. The Port today reported all-time high container volume for import and export cargo in the month of March. It said there’s no sign of the global surge in business activity abating any time soon. “Ships are full, ocean… Read More

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Port of Oakland welcomes return of import cargo surge

Oakland, Calif. –  March 15, 2021: An unprecedented containerized import surge resumed at the Port of Oakland last month following a January decline.  The Port said today that import volume soared 26.2 percent in February compared to the same month in 2020.  Oakland welcomed the news after supply chain disruption elsewhere drove its January import totals down nearly 12 percent…. Read More

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Port of Oakland boss appointed CAPA Vice President

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 24, 2021: Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan was just appointed Vice President of the California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA). During a week celebrating Ports Day 2021, which highlights the significant contributions California ports made to assist the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wan fills the key leadership role… Read More

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Port of Oakland cargo volume off due to crowded ports

Oakland, Calif. –  Feb. 23, 2021 – Containerized cargo volume declined at the Port of Oakland in January, the result of spreading supply chain congestion. The Port said today that import volume dropped 11.9 percent last month compared to January 2020.  Exports were down 11.3 percent. The Port attributed cargo declines to factors that included: Late-arriving… Read More

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Port of Oakland video signals change in Port’s future

Oakland, Calif. – February 17, 2021: Port of Oakland says its business model is changing with the commitment by CMA CGM, a world leader in shipping and logistics, to launch a new direct service from Asia to the Port of Oakland. Oakland’s Mayor and the Port’s Executive Director pointed out important benefits. “Congratulations to the Port of Oakland and CMA CGM… Read More

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Port of Oakland welcomed CMA CGM’s first call Asia service today 

Oakland, Calif. – February 12, 2021: The Port of Oakland today announced that CMA CGM, a world leader in shipping and logistics, marked the beginning of its first direct vessel service linking China and Oakland,CA, with the arrival of the ship AFRICA FOUR today.  “This opens up so many possibilities,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes. “Our customers can significantly improve the transit time for… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s Executive Director plans for Port growth and a healthy community 

Oakland, CA – February 3, 2021: Port of Oakland’s Executive Director Danny Wan began his State of the Port 2021 message to more than 200 stakeholders with a song lyric: Mercy, Mercy Me, Things Ain’t What They Used To Be, speaking virtually at the annual Women in Logistics and Pacific Merchant Shipping Association State of the Port 2021 event. Executive Director Wan referenced the challenges the… Read More

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Port of Oakland loaded imports up 11 percent in Dec. 2020

Oakland, Calif. – January 13, 2021: The Port of Oakland today said December imports grew 11 percent compared to December 2019. Containerized export volume was up 0.9 percent during the same period. Total TEUs for December were 208,341 which is up 7.4 percent compared to the same time last year. The Port said it expected… Read More

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