Port of Oakland

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.

21 Jun 2022
Ocean carriers have been looking at how to provide more export capacity to US ag shippers to head off scrutiny from regulators, but OSRA will now put those efforts under a hotter spotlight.
19 Jan 2015
U.S. West Coast marine terminals will suspend vessel operations on all shifts Monday so they can concentrate their resources on clearing containers from the dangerously congested facilities, the Pacific Maritime Association reported Sunday.
15 Jan 2015
Ships are backing up rapidly at the major West Coast gateways following a decision by employers to stop working vessels at night in order to concentrate on clearing out congested marine terminal yards.
14 Jan 2015
The potential impact of a U.S. West Coast port lockout on intermodal service - should it come to that - varies by expert but analysts agree that the railroads will act fast and decisively if it does occur.
Oakland delays skyrocket
13 Jan 2015
Despite worsening delays the Port of Oakland said it achieved record container volume in 2014 aided by strong import volumes in December stoked by diversions from Southern California.
06 Jan 2015
A new stage of contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association launched today as the negotiations moved under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
06 Jan 2015
Cargo diversion from U.S. West Coast ports due to congestion and alleged work slowdowns by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union took a toll last year.
05 Jan 2015
Contract negotiations resumed today between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association after the holiday recess, but it appears that no significant progress will be made until both parties agree to compromise on the controversial issue of chassis maintenance and repair.
05 Jan 2015
BNSF Railway today stopped taking international intermodal shipments headed to U.S. West Coast ports from inland interchange points, citing terminal operators’ reduction of longshore labor and in anticipation of “further slowdowns” and congestion.
05 Jan 2015
The Port of Oakland and its terminal operators are chipping away at their cargo backlog by running Saturday and Sunday gates, and the weekend gate program could remain in effect for another month.
05 Jan 2015
Two more U.S. West Coast newspapers have come out in support of a federal mediator to enter the stalled and increasingly acrimonious West Coast longshore negotiations, effectively siding with employers who have called for mediation.
container ships docked at the Port of Oakland
29 Dec 2014
Vessels on Monday continued to back up at anchor at the Port of Oakland and truck turn times were three hours or longer now that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has chosen the Northern California port as its latest target for work slowdowns on the West Coast.
Port of Oakland, November 2014
26 Dec 2014
The berthing delays that have seen ships back up at anchorage off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for the past several weeks are now spreading up the coast to Oakland, in a spillover effect from the Southern California congestion.
24 Dec 2014
With the year coming to a close with no end in sight to the delays at West Coast ports, pressure is building for the federal government to intervene in stalled negotiations between longshoremen and employers that are blamed for at least of the congestion.
22 Dec 2014
The Port of Oakland will open a gate on Sunday and begin sending operational status updates to harbor truckers in order to reduce truck congestion.
21 Dec 2014
13 Dec 2014
New data from a laboratory study shows Port of Oakland is nearing its goal of reducing emissions at the port by 85 percent by 2020.
09 Dec 2014
With its larger, consolidated terminals handling larger volumes from bigger ship calls, the Port of Oakland is considering officially expanding its gate hours for the first time, its head said today.
Global Gateway South, Port of Los Angeles, APL
09 Dec 2014
The continuing congestion and delays affecting West Coast ports are reaching the point where it may leave the type of lasting negative impression that followed the 10-day work stoppage in 2002.
05 Dec 2014
The heads of the two largest U.S. ports said it is time for President Obama to pressure the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association to end the contract impasse that is crippling West Coast ports and is threatening the nation’s economy.
02 Dec 2014
Meanwhile, West Coast ports continued to whittle away at the backlog of vessels and containers that had accumulated over the Thanksgiving weekend.
01 Dec 2014
Containers continued to pile up at U.S. West Coast ports over the Thanksgiving weekend as negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association met separately today to prepare for face-to-face negotiations on Tuesday.
26 Nov 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association are meeting independently today to consider various issues that have been raised in contract negotiations, although they remain ready to reconvene face-to-face talks in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday if necessary.
22 Nov 2014
Containerized import volume through the Port of Oakland jumped 9.17 percent in October as the port gained at the expense of the congested ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
21 Nov 2014
U.S. retailers today expressed their disappointment that coastwide U.S. West Coast port labor talks won’t begin until early December and reiterated their call for President Obama to get involved.
20 Nov 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association will not have a contract settlement until December at the earliest because the ILWU is suspending negotiations on coastwide issues until Dec. 2, according to the employers’ organization.
20 Nov 2014
20 Nov 2014
The Port of Oakland is closed today following the death Wednesday night of a longshoreman in Benicia, a breakbulk and bulk port on the San Francisco Bay.
18 Nov 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is still slowing down cargo-handling operations at all major West Coast Coast gateways while negotiations for a new contract continue in San Francisco, the Pacific Maritime Association said Monday.
15 Nov 2014
West Coast ports are preparing for a busy weekend, with dozens of vessels scheduled to arrive over the next three days.
West Coast
15 Nov 2014
JOC.com readers continued to devour news emerging from the U.S. West Coast this past week, but one story on Horizon Lines being dissolved slipped into the Top 10.
14 Nov 2014
Evergreen is dropping Los Angeles and Oakland port calls from a westbound U.S. East Coast to North Asia service due to berthing delays tied to the congestion at U.S. West Coast ports, the carrier said Friday.
12 Nov 2014
The tinderbox that is West Coast ports caught fire again today when members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union shut down the SSA Marine terminal at the Port of Oakland.
10 Nov 2014
Dockworkers at Los Angeles-Long Beach and Seattle-Tacoma picked up their productivity a bit this weekend, but the situation turned bad in Oakland when members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union walked off their jobs for three consecutive shifts.
07 Nov 2014
While at least one carrier next week plans to call on the Port of Oakland instead of Los Angeles because the northern California port isn’t facing congestion, Oakland shippers are still urging for faster turn-times and longer terminal gate windows.
06 Nov 2014
Roads and highways connecting to the Port of Oakland are on track for upgrades after Alameda County voters this week approved a sales tax hike that will fund $7.8 billion worth of transportation infrastructure improvements.