Port of Oakland shatters record for peak season cargo volume

Port of Oakland shatters record for peak season cargo volume

Busiest September for imports in Port's 91-year history A record-breaking peak season continues at the Port of Oakland. The Port said yesterday that last month was the busiest September for import cargo in its 91-year …
Oct 11, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Oakland imports up 9.2 percent from a year ago

Port of Oakland imports up 9.2 percent from a year ago

Peak season is off to a record start at the Port of Oakland. The Port said yesterday that it handled the equivalent of 85,166 loaded 20-foot import containers last month. It was the busiest August in the Port’s …
Sep 14, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Oakland July container volume up 3.6 percent

Port of Oakland July container volume up 3.6 percent

Port of Oakland total container volume increased 3.6 percent in July, according to data released yesterday. The Port said the rise over July 2017 totals was driven by an increase in empty container shipments to …
Aug 16, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Oakland’s clean-air vision: a path to zero-emissions

Port of Oakland’s clean-air vision: a path to zero-emissions

New plan to tackle diesel exhaust, greenhouse gases goes to public review   The Port of Oakland announced yesterday that it has embarked on a path to emissions-free cargo operations.  The ambitious target is …
Jul 19, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Oakland terminal wants clean hybrid cargo-handlers

Port of Oakland terminal wants clean hybrid cargo-handlers

Oakland’s largest marine terminal operator plans to clear the air using hybrid cargo-handling technology. SSA Terminals said yesterday it will retrofit 13 diesel-powered cranes with diesel-electric hybrid engines. …
Jun 27, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Oakland peak season: steady growth seen, tariffs loom

Port of Oakland peak season: steady growth seen, tariffs loom

Port of Oakland import volume should grow at a steady pace in the coming peak season. There’s a wild card, however: global trade tension. That was the cautionary outlook delivered Friday (Jun 22) at a meeting of …
Jun 26, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Oakland, largest terminal operator OK new lease to 2027

Port of Oakland, largest terminal operator OK new lease to 2027

A major global marine terminal operator has OKd a new Port of Oakland lease that runs through 2027.  The agreement includes options that could keep SSA Terminals (Oakland) here to 2042. The Port has characterized …
Jun 18, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Oakland online shipping platform goes live

Port of Oakland online shipping platform goes live

Oakland Portal gives cargo owners, freight haulers a single point of entry for ops A one-stop, online gateway to the Port of Oakland went live last Thursday (May 24th). The Port said its new tech platform, called …
May 29, 2018 /  Curious
‘Global opportunities at the Port of Oakland’ projects awarded $187 million in gas tax grants

‘Global opportunities at the Port of Oakland’ projects awarded $187 million in gas tax grants

Traffic flow, safety, efficiency and environmental and neighborhood impacts all to be improved The California Transportation Commission (CTC) just announced the award of $187.4 million in 2018 Trade Corridor Enhancement …
May 21, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Oakland meat shipments up 27 percent in four years

Port of Oakland meat shipments up 27 percent in four years

Asian demand drives volume; a new, bigger growth spurt likely this fall Containerized meat shipments moving through the Port of Oakland have increased 27 percent in the past four years. The Port said yesterday that even …
May 9, 2018 /  Curious