Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland is a major gateway for U.S. exports, particularly agricultural exports. The port is in the midst of a major transformation of the former Oakland Army Base that will create a large logistics hub adjacent to the water.

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Midyear Trucking Report: Is a Rally or Retreat Ahead?
Aug 25, 2016 2:00PM EDT
The former Oakland Army Base, pictured, hosts a near-dock rail transfer yard and will soon be a warehousing and transloading logistics center.
07 Jul 2016
The cargo on this first train to call at the $100-million rail facility at the former Oakland Army Base was originally destined for Canadian ports.
01 Feb 2016
Outer Harbor Terminal in Oakland, the joint venture between Ports America and Terminal Investment Ltd. that operates one of the largest container terminals in the port, filed a Chapter 11 petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware Monday.
28 Jan 2016
A Port of Oakland efficiency task force pledged this week to work toward consistent truck wait times at container terminals of no more than 45 minutes for a single transaction and 90 minutes for a dual transaction, compared to wait times of two hours or longer that some truckers say they regularly experience.
22 Jan 2016
The pending departure of Ports America and its joint-venture partner Terminal Investment Ltd. from Oakland will give the port an opportunity to more efficiently utilize its terminal assets and possibly to re-purpose land for non-container uses, executive director Chris Lytle said Thursday.
18 Jan 2016
To meet potential California environmental rules, marine terminals in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland would spend billions of dollars more by replacing diesel-powered container-handling equipment with units powered by electricity, according to an engineering report.
12 Jan 2016
Container throughput at the Port of Oakland in December declined 8.3 percent as both imports and exports were down compared to a relatively strong December 2014, according to numbers posted on the port’s website.
07 Jan 2016
The refurbished Nutter terminal at the Port of Oakland will receive its first vessel call Friday since Everport Terminal Services closed the facility in early November for upgrades.
06 Jan 2016
After struggling all year with cargo diversion due to labor problems, West Coast ports in November finally turned the corner, registering gains in all categories of container throughput.
CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin in Port of Oakland
31 Dec 2015
The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the largest container ship to call in the United States, docked at Oakland on Friday, six days after stopping at Los Angeles on its first U.S. call.
11 Dec 2015
Imports at the Port of Oakland were up 8.7 percent in November while import volume through the first 11 months of the year was up 0.4 percent compared to last year as imports seem to have recovered from labor strife that impacted its operations even after the end of labor negotiations for the West Coast.
11 Dec 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has launched pilot test being billed as a “fast lane” for cargo containers at four U.S. ports.
30 Nov 2015
The Port of Oakland is increasing the height of four ship-to-shore cranes so they will be capable of working the largest container ships now calling at U.S. ports, and even larger vessels in the future.