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.

13 Jan 2017
The Port of Oakland projects that in 2017 it will grow faster than the growth projected for the rest of the West Coast as whole.
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.
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.