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Port of Oakland import volume up for third straight month

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2020: Import cargo volume increased for the third consecutive month at the Port of Oakland in August. The Port said today that containerized import volume jumped 9 percent in August compared to 2019 totals. Exports were also up, 1.4 percent compared to August 2019. The Port said it’s encouraged by the… Read More

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Port of Oakland hybrid electric cranes deliver major emissions savings

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 24, 2020: The Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal said today it has cut diesel emissions from all 13 of its massive yard cranes by 95 percent after retrofitting them with hybrid electric engines. Terminal operator Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) said that the project will eliminate about 1,200 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually from each crane. “Retrofitting… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s new Maritime Director shares outlook

Oakland, Calif. – August 19, 2020:  Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes today touted key projects to help the Port through the current global pandemic. In a video update, Mr. Brandes discussed long-term strategies to secure the Oakland Seaport’s future. He pointed to the opening of a new logistics center, arrival of giant container cranes, and increasing cold… Read More

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Port of Oakland import cargo volume grew 6.4 percent in July

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 12, 2020: Import cargo volume increased again at the Port of Oakland last month as U.S. retailers restocked dwindling inventories. The Port said today that containerized import shipments jumped 6.4 percent in July compared to 2019 totals. The step up followed a 1.9 percent increase in June. The news was tempered by a… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board votes labor leader Cluver as President

Oakland, Calif. – July 16, 2020:  Alameda County labor leader Andreas Cluver has been elected President of the Port of Oakland’s governing Board.  The seven-member Board of Port Commissioners chose Mr. Cluver at a special meeting this week. Oakland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Barbara Leslie was elected the Port Board’s First Vice President. … Read More

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Port of Oakland imports up 1.9 percent in June

Oakland, Calif. – July 9, 2020: Port of Oakland loaded import volume grew 1.9 percent last month from June 2019, according to data released today. The gain was unexpected given that shipping lines canceled 10 percent of their scheduled Oakland visits due to the trade-related impact of coronavirus. The Port attributed the uptick in imports to retailers… Read More

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Port of Oakland Oks FY 2021 budget midst COVID-19 crisis

Oakland, Calif. – June 29, 2020:  Coronavirus-induced business declines have prompted the Port of Oakland to curtail Fiscal Year 2021 spending plans.  Port Commissioners last week approved a budget for next year down 15.84 percent from FY 2020 levels. The Port budget projects $432.5 million in operating and capital expenditures and debt service payments next… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board President speaks out for social justice

EDITOR’S NOTE: For Board President video, click HERE Oakland, Calif. – June 19, 2020: Port of Oakland Board President Ces Butner denounced social injustice today as West Coast dockworkers prepared to protest racism.  The Port must stand up for what’s right, President Butner declared in an online video interview distributed to employees and the public…. Read More

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Port of Oakland picks longtime shipping vet as Maritime Director

Oakland, Calif. – June 12, 2020: Longtime shipping industry executive Bryan Brandes has been named Maritime Director at the Port of Oakland.  The Port said today he was selected following a nationwide search.  Mr. Brandes, a 25-year maritime veteran, replaces John Driscoll who left to manage the Alabama State Port Authority. Mr. Brandes will lead… Read More

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