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Port of Oakland volume declines as Shanghai struggles

Oakland, Calif. – May 20, 2022: Port of Oakland cargo volume is down in 2022, a consequence principally of China’s COVID crackdown and its ripple effect on ocean carrier scheduling.   The Port reported today that total volume through April dropped 7 percent from the same period a year ago. Containerized import loads through Oakland fell… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s Seaport Logistics Complex kicks off with major tenant

Oakland, Calif., U.S.A. — April 13, 2022: A major logistics company will soon occupy the enormous new warehouse at the Port of Oakland’s designated Seaport Logistics Complex. Industrial real estate giant CenterPoint Properties completed the massive, 460,000+ square-foot warehouse at 1300 Maritime Street last year. CenterPoint signed PCC Logistics as the new tenant in January of… Read More

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Zero-emissions truck project launches at Port of Oakland

Oakland, Calif. – July 19, 2021: The Port of Oakland and its logistics partners launched a battery electric truck demonstration project this month on its path to zero emissions at the Oakland Seaport. The Port debuted ten new battery electric trucks at Shippers Transport Express (STE), a Port-based trucking operation. The Peterbilt trucks cost a total of $5.1 million and are used to haul cargo within the Port’s maritime area. Funding for the trucks comes from… Read More

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Port of Oakland adopts $465.3 million FY 2022 budget as California reopens

Oakland, CA, USA – June 25, 2021: As California reopens and global pandemic uncertainty continues, the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approved a $465.3 million fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 budget. This is a 7.6% increase from FY 2021 ($432.5 million). “We are proud of all the Port of Oakland employees who have gone above and beyond to help keep us financially solvent and move forward during a once-in-a-hundred-year pandemic,” said Port Board President Andreas Cluver. Maritime activity at Oakland increased… Read More

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Port of Oakland cargo volume up while vessel congestion continues

Oakland, Calif – June 17, 2021: The Port of Oakland continues to move its cargo volume numbers toward record territory. At the same time, more cargo presents enormous operating challenges for marine terminals and ocean carriers at Oakland and at major ports around the world.   The Port reported today that it handled the equivalent of 1.08 million… 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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Biggest container cranes ever on the way to Port of Oakland

Oakland, CA – December 22, 2020: Towering new cranes are coming to the Port of Oakland to handle the massive ships calling the seaport. These new cranes will be the tallest ever at Oakland, and rank among the largest in the U.S.   Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) is investing in the three giant cranes for its marine terminal at Oakland… Read More

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