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.

Webcasts

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.
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.
21 Oct 2015
West Coast ports are perfectly capable of accommodating even greater cargo surges from big ships in the years ahead, but to do so they may have to turn to more exotic measures.
13 Oct 2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill that will enhance the ability of ports to secure additional bond revenue for infrastructure and environmental projects. This will make it easier for Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, three of the six largest U.S. container ports, to be more competitive through freight infrastructure development.
12 Oct 2015
Containerized imports at the Port of Oakland in September increased for the seventh straight month, demonstrating that the Northern California port has recaptured some of the market share it lost earlier this year during the congestion that plagued all West Coast ports during the longshore contract negotiations.
06 Oct 2015
Container volumes handled by West Coast ports are returning to historical levels, but the weekly manpower requirements for handling the containers is about 15 percent higher than in the past. That suggests terminal operators are struggling to adjust to the complexities caused by mega-ships, vessel-sharing alliances and chassis shortages.