Port of Oakland January container volume continues to rise

Oakland, Calif. – February 26, 2024: The Port of Oakland January container volume continues its upward trajectory, following a trend first seen in 2023.   Full imports increased 8.2%, with the Seaport handling 72,081 TEUs (twenty-foot containers) in January 2024, versus 66,637 TEUs in January 2023.   Full exports saw an increase of 9.3%, with 62,596 TEUs […]

Port of Oakland remains preferred gateway for refrigerated export cargo in 2023

Oakland, Calif. – February 21, 2024: The Port of Oakland is a refrigerated cargo powerhouse. It ranks number one by TEU (twenty-foot container) volume in refrigerated (reefer) export trade among United States (US) ports. Oakland has ranked first among all US ports in international reefer export TEU’s for seven consecutive years.  The total commercial value […]

Port of Oakland brings zero emissions vehicles to life

Oakland, Calif. – September 20, 2023:  The Port of Oakland joined forces with community partners to host a Zero Emissions Truck Ride and Drive event, providing port operators the opportunity to experience state-of-the-art zero emissions vehicles firsthand. The Port partnered with Harbor Trucking Association, CALSTART, California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emissions Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project […]

Port of Oakland turning basins proposed project reaches key milestone

Oakland, Calif. – June 29, 2023: The Oakland Harbor Turning Basins Widening Navigation Study has reached another milestone. The comment period for the second draft of the Integrated Feasibility Report (IFR) closed on June 16, 2023. The end of the comment period signals the beginning of the next phase of the proposed project. The California Environmental […]

Port of Oakland loaded container volume up third month in a row

Oakland, Calif. – June 22, 2023: Port of Oakland full containers (both imports and exports) in May 2023 were up by about 18 percent compared to February 2023.  Although Oakland loaded cargo TEUs (twenty-foot containers) have been climbing for three months, the loaded container volume remains below last year, registering a 19% decline in the […]

Port of Oakland adds geothermal to clean energy portfolio

Oakland, Calif. – June 21, 2023: The Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners recently agreed to purchase up to $13.5 million worth of geothermal energy over 12 years. Geothermal offers a clean, reliable and 100 percent renewable energy source that will be used by the Port and its tenants at the seaport and airport. The […]

Port of Oakland signs State of California MOU for first-ever, ports data-sharing program

Oakland, Calif. – April 27, 2023: Port of Oakland’s Maritime Director Bryan Brandes signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State of California, along with representatives from four other major containerized California ports on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. The MOU is the foundation of the state’s plan to establish a California ports data-sharing […]

Port of Oakland free harbor tours return

Oakland, Calif. – April 24, 2023: The Port of Oakland free harbor tours are back. Tours are scheduled to begin in May and run once a month, through October. The first harbor tour takes off the evening of Friday, May 19, from Jack London’s ferry dock at 10 Clay Street. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. […]

Port of Oakland February container volume declined

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Oakland, Calif. – March 24, 2023: The Port of Oakland’s container volume experienced another slow month. Total year-to-date volume compared to this time last year fell 14.1%. Full TEUs (twenty-foot containers) dropped 23% last month, with 113,814 TEUs transiting the Port, in contrast to 147,620 TEUs in February 2022. Empty TEUs dropped 14% compared to […]

Port of Oakland December container volume continues overall decline

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Oakland, Calif. – January 17, 2023: The Port of Oakland’s container volume dropped in December 2022. Year-end total TEUs (twenty-foot containers) for 2022 registered at 2.3 million, marking an estimated 4% decrease from the 2021 total. Total loaded container volume declined 8.1% in contrast to December 2021, recording 123,868 loaded TEUs in December 2022 compared […]