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Port of Oakland hails shipping lines, terminal for clean air work

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 18, 2019: Two shipping lines and a marine terminal operator are leading the clean air charge at the Port of Oakland.  The Port this week honored ocean carriers MSC and Hyundai Merchant Marine for 100 percent deployment of shore power-ready vessels.  It recognized Oakland International Container Terminal for connecting more than 750 ships… Read More

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Port of Oakland says goal unchanged though trade outlook hazy

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 17, 2019: A Port of Oakland official said this week that his organization wants growth in 2019 so customers and communities can benefit.  Maritime Director John Driscoll acknowledged, however, that it’s too soon to know how freight markets will respond. “The container shipping sector starts the year with uncertainty due to global… Read More

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Port of Oakland cargo volume hit all-time high in 2018

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 15, 2019: Port of Oakland container volume reached an all-time high in 2018, according to data released today. The Port said it handled the equivalent of 2.55 million 20-foot containers last year. That was up 5.2 percent from 2017 volume. It was the second straight year of record volume in Oakland, the… Read More

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Port of Oakland shatters 11-year-old record for November imports

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 14, 2018: The Port of Oakland had its busiest November ever for imports in 2018, shattering an 11-year-old record. The Port said today that it handled the equivalent of 83,364 loaded 20-foot import containers last month. That beat the old November record of 76,902 containers set in 2007. November imports were up… Read More

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Former Port of Oakland staffer returns as Commissioner

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2018: Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce CEO Barbara Leslie has joined the Port of Oakland’s governing Board of Port Commissioners.  Ms. Leslie, a onetime Port Government Affairs Specialist, replaces Earl Hamlin who resigned from the seven-member Board. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf nominated Ms. Leslie for the volunteer post.  The City Council… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board names new Chief Audit Officer

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 7, 2018: A longtime Santa Clara County audit and accounting manager becomes the Port of Oakland’s Chief Audit Officer next month.  The Board of Port Commissioners said today it has appointed Rebecca Haggerty to its top auditing post. Currently the Internal Audit Manager for Santa Clara County, Ms. Haggerty will direct operational… Read More

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A Port of Oakland export that’s winning the trade war

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 6, 2018: A scrappy little export commodity at the Port of Oakland is winning the battle against global trade headwinds.  The Port said today that scrap paper shipments were up 3 percent in the first 10 months of 2018. The increase in Oakland’s recyclable paper shipments contrasts with a generally challenging environment… Read More

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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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