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.

The July import growth at the Port of Oakland and the Port of Los Angeles, pictured, is a good sign for the peak season, the outlook for which is uncertain.
11 Aug 2016
July imports in Los Angeles and Oakland bode well for peak season.
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.
25 Nov 2015
The Oakland International Container Terminal is piloting a program of night and weekend gates to help relieve congestion, a strategy that is expected to go port-wide at the Northern California port in early 2016.
13 Nov 2015
What could eventually become the largest logistics complex at a West Coast port took a big step forward Thursday when the Port of Oakland Commission authorized exclusive negotiations between the port and industrial real estate developer CenterPoint Properties to develop a 20-acre site in the harbor.
10 Nov 2015
Imports declined modestly in October at the ports of Long Beach and Oakland as West Coast ports in total lost market share and East Coast ports increased their share of U.S. containerized imports last month.
04 Nov 2015
Transportation industry consultant Dan Smith for some weeks now has been studying why the Port of Oakland continues to experience unacceptably long truck turn times. His preliminary conclusion is that occasional truck surges are overwhelming terminal gates, and the solution to this problem might be a “robust appointment system.”
03 Nov 2015
West Coast ports in September suffered a drop in container volume as well as import market share, but it is too early to determine if this is the beginning of a trend or just a one-month anomaly for ports that appeared to be recovering from the loss of business earlier in the year.
29 Oct 2015
The Oakland Port Authority said Thursday a longshore labor shortage that generated congestion and long truck lines at marine terminals is over and operations are returning to normal.
27 Oct 2015
The labor strife of the past year was so devastating to West Coast ports and their customers that no one, including the dockworkers union, wants that scenario to play out again in the 2019 negotiations, Noel Hacegaba, chief commercial officer at the Port of Long Beach.