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  • 24 July 2012

    The Port of Oakland joined with the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) and other environmental and community leaders to celebrate the restoration and transfer of nearly 8.5 acres of valuable seasonal wetlands from the Port of Oakland to the EBRPD. Port of Oakland Executive Director Omar R. Benjamin commented, “As a trustee of state […]

  • 19 October 2011

    Congresswoman Barbara Lee helped the Port of Oakland reach a major funding milestone of nearly $350 million for harbor deepening and maintenance. Deeper vessel channels mean that the Port can remain globally competitive, support job retention and growth, and drive positive economic impact for the region, state and nation. Of the nearly $350 million, Congresswoman […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Californian Port of Oakland is anticipating a five-year run of record cargo volume beginning in 2018. By 2022, the port expects to handle the equivalent of 2.6 million 20-foot containers annually. The number would represent 8 percent more volume than the port has ever processed in a single year. The figures were unveiled in a Strategic […]

  • 10 January 2017

    Loaded shipping container volume at the US Port of Oakland reached an all-time high in 2016 due to “a year-long containerized export boom as well as growth in imports.” The port handled the equivalent of 1.83 million loaded 20-foot containers last year, up 7.6 percent from 2015, topping the previous record of 1.82 million 20-footers […]

  • 13 March 2018

    The Port of Oakland’s cargo volume should reach 2.6 million 20-foot containers by 2022.

  • 17 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    With the aim to nearly double the size of its container terminal at Californian Port of Oakland, terminal and stevedore operator TraPac has reached a 14-year lease agreement to get additional 57 acres and two vessel berths on the port’s Outer Harbor. TraPac disclosed its plans at a meeting of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners […]

  • 1 June 2011

    The Port of Oakland’s -50 Foot Harbor Deepening Project is set to receive $18 million in operations and maintenance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fiscal year 2011 work plan, funding that is vital to the Port’s competitiveness. Oakland Board of Port Commissioners President James Head expressed the Port’s reaction to this good news, […]

  • 1 June 2011
    Business & Finance

      The Port of Oakland’s -50 Foot Harbor Deepening Project is set to receive $18 million in operations and maintenance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fiscal year 2011 work plan, funding that is vital to the Port’s competitiveness. Oakland Board of Port Commissioners President James Head expressed the Port’s reaction to this good […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Three months after the inauguration of the Expanded Panama Canal, the Port of Oakland said that the widened waterway is not affecting its business as its vessel traffic has gone up since the opening of the new locks. The Port received 310 vessel calls in July and August, the first two months of operation for Panama’s enlarged […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Ports & Logistics

     A new service featuring 18 mega-ships is being launched this week between the Port of Oakland and Asia, including the first-ever direct link between the port and the Middle East. The service, called the Far East-Pacific 2, would be operated by Japan’s ONE line.  The first ship in the service, the ONE Aquila, is scheduled to […]

  • 27 August 2012

    The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners praised the California Transportation Commission (CTC) for their decision to commit $242 million in voter-approved Proposition 1B bond funding to the redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base. The Oakland Army Base (OAB) project involves a transformation of the former base into a world-class trade and logistics center which […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    2017 was the busiest year in the Port of Oakland’s 90-year history, the port said.

  • 1 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    A monthly longshore labor meeting, usually scheduled for the third Thursday of the month, second shift, will suspend dayside operations at the Port of Oakland May 1. Waterfront employers in the Pacific Maritime Association have approved the ILWU’s request to move the meeting, which according to some media reports has been moved as a sign […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Work has started at California’s Port of Oakland to heighten four 366-foot ship-to-shore cranes by 27-feet over a nine month project. The cranes, which are used to load and unload container vessels, will be better able to reach containers stacked high above decks on modern-day megaships. The first of the four units was pulled off its […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Oakland will receive $3,543,750 in Federal Port Security Grant funding to implement three new projects. The Fiscal Year 2012 grant allocations were recently released and, in a very competitive environment, the Port of Oakland was successful in all of its proposals. President of the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners Pamela Calloway said, […]

  • 29 March 2016

    The operations at the port of Oakland’s largest container terminal were halted on Monday due to a dispute between the unionized dockworkers and their employer. The dispute led to over 20 workers, represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), reportedly being fired after they refused to show up for work 15 minutes earlier than what it […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The trend of larger ships calling at the Port of Oakland recorded during the first half of 2017 is expected to become the new normal at the port, especially in the light of the latest infrastructural investments allowing for the handling of bigger ships. “Ship size is increasing in Oakland. Average size vessel here was 8,000 […]

  • 14 December 2016

    Californian Port of Oakland said that November was the third straight month of double-digit growth of export container volumes, with exports having risen for the 10th time this year.  Containerized export volume increased 11.5 percent in November from the same period last year, the port said. The port added that exports are surging despite a strengthening […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    On October 22, NYK Line became the first Japanese shipping company to make use of the Port of Oakland’s shoreside electric power supply when the containership NYK Apollo was directly connected to the port’s unit. NYK Apollo, which is equipped with a 6.6 KV alternative maritime power (AMP) container unit, arrived at the Oakland International […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Port of Oakland’s overall containerized cargo volume – imports, exports and empty containers – declined 4.8 percent in September year-on-year, driven mostly by a 12.6 percent drop in exports. The port said that the September export volume was dampened by a continued strength in the U.S. dollar which makes American goods more expensive overseas, and the economic […]

  • 10 August 2016

    This July was busiest for the Port of Oakland in last ten years. The port handled 223,619 TEUs, the most since it lifted 227,996 TEUs in 2006. The port’s total container volume jumped 8.8 percent from July of 2015. “The numbers are encouraging and with holiday shipments set to commence, this could be the start of […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Oakland said that up to six 366-foot-tall cranes will soon be raised 27-feet higher as the port gets ready to welcome megaships with containers stacked high above deck. The project will see the port invest from USD 14 million to USD 21 million in its largest marine terminal starting in April to […]