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Port of Oakland shatters record for peak season cargo volume

Oakland, Calif. – October 10, 2018:  A record-breaking peak season continues at the Port of Oakland.  The Port said today that last month was the busiest September for import cargo in its 91-year history.  That followed another all-time record in August. The Port said it has handled the equivalent of 168,289 20-foot loaded import containers in… Read More

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Port of Oakland to add electric trucks thanks to state grant

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2018:  More battery-powered trucks should enter the Port of Oakland fleet by 2020 thanks to a new state grant. The California Air Resources Board has preliminarily awarded a $50 million grant to the Port of Long Beach for the Sustainable Terminals Accelerating Regional Transformation (START) Project. The START Project will demonstrate nearly… Read More

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Port of Oakland night gates will expand to speed up cargo flow

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2018: Another Port of Oakland marine terminal operator said today that it’s opening night gates to accelerate containerized cargo flow.  TraPac, Oakland’s second-largest terminal, plans to add a second shift for harbor truckers beginning Oct. 15. The move enables thousands of drivers to pick up or drop off Oakland containerized cargo from… Read More

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Port of Oakland imports up 9.2 percent from a year ago

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 13, 2018: Peak season is off to a record start at the Port of Oakland. The Port said today that it handled the equivalent of 85,166 loaded 20-foot import containers last month. It was the busiest August in the Port’s 91-year history. The Port’s record performance signaled a strong start to the peak… Read More

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Port of Oakland receives $1.35 million in security grants

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 5, 2018: FEMA, The Federal Emergency Management Agency, has awarded $1.35 million to the Port of Oakland to strengthen maritime security.  The grants were announced last week by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security.  They’re part of the government’s Port Security Grant Program. The Port said it would use the grants to… Read More

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Port of Oakland shore power use hit all-time high last month

Oakland, Calif. – August 31, 2018: Seventy-eight percent of container vessels visiting here last month cut engines and plugged into landside electrical power, the Port of Oakland reported today.  It was the highest plug-in rate ever recorded in Oakland. The Port said the performance demonstrates progress in its effort to curb diesel emissions from ships. According to… Read More

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Port of Oakland appoints Principal Engineer for seaport projects

Oakland, Calif. – August 28, 2018: The Port of Oakland today promoted Thanh Vuong to Principal Engineer in the Maritime Project Design and Delivery Department. The department manages more than $50 million worth of seaport capital projects each year and provides upkeep of more than $1 billion worth of infrastructure. Mr. Vuong will be responsible for managing… Read More

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Major Port of Oakland project could have $1 billion upside

Oakland, Calif. – August 27, 2018: A Port of Oakland infrastructure project could boost economic output by $1 billion while improving agricultural export flow.  That’s the conclusion of Washington State University economists studying a proposed $515 million fix for a major Port gateway. Researchers from WSU’s Freight Policy Transportation Institute said this month that upgrading the Port’s… Read More

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