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Port of Oakland adds new shipping service to Vietnam

Oakland, Calif. – April 15, 2019:  The Port of Oakland will add new direct service to Vietnam by late April. Pacific International Lines (PIL) will launch direct Vietnam links using vessels that can carry up to 11,900 twenty-foot containers. PIL’s new service is called AC5 and is in partnership with Cosco and Wan Hai. New… Read More

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Port of Oakland reports positive first quarter

  Oakland, Calif. – April 12, 2019: The Port of Oakland today reported a positive first quarter in its cargo volume. Through the end of March 2019, the Port handled 612,151 TEUs—the equivalent of one 20-foot long container—compared to 587,356 TEUs during the same period in 2018. That represents a 4.2 percent increase. There has been… Read More

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Port of Oakland free harbor tours return May through October

Oakland, Calif. – April 1, 2019: The Port of Oakland’s free harbor tours will return this May and run through October. The Port published its 2019 harbor tour schedule on its web site today. The 90-minute harbor excursions include a guided narration and are conducted aboard the Blue & Gold Fleet. “Port of Oakland harbor tours allow… Read More

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Port of Oakland says yard cranes going hybrid to help clean air

Oakland, Calif. – March 26, 2019: Containerized cargo handling at the Port of Oakland is about to get a whole lot cleaner.  The Port said today that its largest marine terminal is converting 13 diesel-powered yard cranes to hybrid power.  The result is expected to be an annual 45-ton reduction in diesel-related air pollutants. The Port… Read More

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Port of Oakland cargo surge cooled off last month

Oakland, Calif. – March 15, 2019: A six-month-long containerized cargo surge came to a halt, as expected, at the Port of Oakland last month.  The Port said today that its total February cargo volume was down 1.3 percent from a year ago. February import cargo decreased 5 percent, year-over-year, the Port reported.  It was the first… Read More

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Port of Oakland getting three new cranes, could be tallest in U.S.

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 19, 2019: Towering new cranes are coming to the Port of Oakland to handle the latest generation of megaships.  The Port said today that its largest marine terminal would install three 300-foot-tall gantry cranes late next year. The three cranes would go to Oakland International Container Terminal on Oakland Estuary.  A $30… Read More

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Port of Oakland import volume increased 9 percent last month

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 14, 2019: Port of Oakland containerized import volume increased 9 percent last month over January 2018 totals. According to data released today, the Port handled the equivalent of 81,895 20-foot import containers last month.  The Port said it was the busiest January for imports in its history. Oakland’s January export volume rose… Read More

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Port of Oakland adds harbor trucker turn times to online portal

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 29, 2019: An online portal at the Port of Oakland today expanded to include transaction times for harbor truckers.  The Port said its digital enhancement tells drivers how long it takes to pick up or drop off cargo.  The feature addresses industry demand for timely supply chain performance data at U.S. ports…. Read More

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Port of Oakland’s TraPac concludes $67 million buildout

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 24, 2019: A $67 million waterfront expansion concluded at the Port of Oakland this month, as TraPac marine terminal opened its newest vessel berth to arriving container ships. The milestone signals completion of a 2-year project at Oakland’s second-largest terminal that has: Nearly doubled TraPac’s footprint from 66 to 123 acres; Boosted… Read More

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Port of Oakland releases Progress Report 2018-2019

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 23, 2019: The Port of Oakland today released Progress Report 2018-2019. The interactive online report features project updates, customer videos, and financial information about the Port. It also provides a preview of 2019 priorities. The full report is available HERE. The report’s five sections include: Growth with Care strategy About the Port… Read More

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