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.
Los Angeles port
14 May 2014
In a down market, U.S. ports outpaced their Canadian and Mexican rivals during the first quarter, with solid growth at Los Angeles offsetting a drop at neighboring Long Beach and lifting the Southern California port complex further above its competition.
Port of Oakland. Photo: cdrin / Shutterstock.com
22 Apr 2014
The Port of Oakland has come a long way from last summer, when harbor truckers disrupted the port through sporadic work stoppages protesting new clean-truck rules. But based on recent comments from truckers it still has plenty of work to do to improve turn times in the harbor.
MSC Fabiola
07 Apr 2014
The likely emergence of the P3 Network in the second quarter of 2014 will drive the strategic plans of West Coast ports in 2014 and beyond.
03 Apr 2014
Container volumes at North American West Coast ports declined in February as factories in Asia closed for the Chinese New Year celebration.
Thumbnail of Drayage Flashpoints graphic
31 Mar 2014
With the spring retail season at hand, the U.S. economy showing signs of accelerating and the import peak season six months away, there’s growing concern that shippers and their supply chains will feel the impact unless systemic problems with how containers flow from ships through ports to inland destinations are addressed.
Port of Shanghai
12 Mar 2014
Carriers’ schedule reliability from Shanghai to Oakland, Calif., showed the greatest variation in eastbound Asia-to-Southern California route performances...
Donald D. Crosatto, International Association of Machinists District 190, speaking at the JOC’s TPM conference.
06 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Jurisdictional disputes between dockworkers and other waterfront unions in the U.S. will intensify in the coming years as technology and automation eliminate some traditional jobs, but also create new jobs maintaining and repairing sophisticated new machines, a machinist union executive told the JOC’s TPM conference this week in Long Beach.
Port of Los Angeles
25 Feb 2014
The vice president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association called upon California’s political leadership to help return the ports to a “virtuous cycle” in which growing cargo volumes generate the revenue needed to build infrastructure and pay for environmental improvements.
Ship near Oakland
04 Feb 2014
Container volumes moving through West Coast ports in 2013 increased 2 percent compared to 2012. Loaded import containers also increased 2 percent, as did loaded export containers, according to numbers posted on the website of the Pacific Maritime Association.
Port of Los Angeles
06 Jan 2014
U.S. West Coast ports have arrived at a “crossroads” in 2014, according to the head of the Pacific Maritime Association.
Workers in Oakland
03 Jan 2014
West Coast employers in 2014 are bracing for what could be the most frustrating contract negotiations they’ve had with the powerful International Longshore and Warehouse Union in decades.
Port of Seattle
02 Jan 2014
Containerized exports from West Coast ports surged 15 percent year-over-year in November, and imports increased 12 percent...
Oakland port
04 Dec 2013
Container traffic at West Coast ports declined 3 percent in October compared to the same month last year. Imports were down 4 percent and exports dropped 2 percent.
03 Dec 2013
One of the major headaches U.S. ports encounter in managing container trade flows is the imbalance in demand for loaded imports and exports. Ports handling more loaded imports than exports wind up with a lot of empties sitting around, taking up precious container yard space. Ports that focus on exports may have to scramble to find enough empties to load.
27 Nov 2013
Port of Oakland
26 Nov 2013
The Port of Oakland and the California Trucking Association are urging independent truck drivers not to carry through with a yet another strike in the harbor that is planned for Nov. 27.
Money on a fish hook
26 Nov 2013
The plan by Maersk Line, CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Co. to form the world’s largest vessel-sharing alliance, which would control about 25 percent of the container volume in the trans-Pacific, presents great opportunity for U.S. ports, but also significant competitive risks.
Cranes at the Port of Oakland
20 Nov 2013
Container volumes handled by U.S. West Coast ports grew more than three times faster than those at East Coast ports in the first eight months of the year, as lingering effects of last year’s labor negotiations and computer problems at one of the biggest terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey dragged down overall throughput growth.
Third Quarter 2011-2013 West Coast Market Shares By Country. Source: Individual Ports
13 Nov 2013
North American west coast container ports experienced a slight increase in year-over-year traffic in the third quarter of 2013. Overall throughput to major west coast ports in the U.S., Mexico and Canada rose 1.7 percent from 6,176,870 20-foot-equivalent containers in third quarter 2012 to 6,283,238 TEUs in third quarter 2013.
Ships at a terminal
11 Nov 2013
A significant change in the relationship between shipping lines and marine terminal operators is under way, with carriers placing less emphasis on owning and operating their own facilities and more emphasis on reducing costs and preserving capital.
M-580 is expected to initially eliminate 200 trucks from I-580.
08 Nov 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has announced the opening Marine Highway M-580, also known as the California Green Trade Corridor...
Trucks at the Port of Seattle
07 Nov 2013
Container volumes at West Coast ports increased 2 percent in September compared to the same month last year, according to numbers published on the website of the Pacific Maritime Association.
05 Nov 2013
The Port of Oakland at the weekend broke ground on its Trade and Logistics Center, an import, export and transshipment hub with intermodal rail service that will bring logistics activities on to port property.
26 Oct 2013
The executive director of the Port of Oakland issued an invitation, and a warning, to dissident harbor truckers to join other stakeholders in working toward a solution to labor issues and congestion problems that have plagued the Northern California gateway for four months.
MSC Beatrice at the Port of Long Beach
25 Oct 2013
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach together this year will spend more than $1 billion for deeper channels, taller cranes, terminal automation, intermodal connectors and environmental enhancements, and most of the record spend is being driven by bigger ships.
MSC Fabiola at the Port of Long Beach, Calif.
24 Oct 2013
West Coast ports today are capable of handling the water and landside demands that the current generation of big ships are making on their infrastructure, but they must spend billions of additional dollars to accommodate even bigger container ships that will call there in the next few years.
Port of Oakland
24 Oct 2013
The Port of Oakland is one of the busiest reefer ports in the country. That it’s close to California’s Central Valley growing area and the last port of call for a number of carriers before vessels head back to Asia are two of the main reasons for its reefer growth.
22 Oct 2013
All terminals at the Port of Oakland are operational today, after protesting truckers shut down much of the port yesterday, according to Jean Banker, deputy executive director and acting maritime director.
Oakland Market Share of Major West Coast Ports. Source: Individual Ports
22 Oct 2013
Port of Oakland managers were bracing for possible trouble Tuesday morning, uncertain whether protesting truckers who shut much of the port down on Monday would return to disrupt operations for a second day.
Port of Oakland
03 Oct 2013
The Port of Oakland will leverage one of its greatest strengths, its deep harbor, and will improve its marine terminal productivity, in order to grow the port’s cargo base, Executive Director Christopher Lytle said Thursday.
Oakland port trucking
02 Oct 2013
Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle will meet with harbor truckers, terminal operators and other stakeholders Thursday in an attempt to head off a possible week-long disruption threatened by owner-operators.
Port of Long Beach, container ships at Pier A
01 Oct 2013
West Coast ports in August enjoyed a welcome bump in container traffic after seven months of lackluster performance this year.
29 Aug 2013
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have realized unprecedented reductions in harmful diesel emissions, especially from trucks, since the unveiling of their joint Clean Air Action Plan in 2006. Now they anticipate significant emissions reductions from vessels.
22 Aug 2013
The Port of Oakland was operating smoothly Thursday, with no sign of protesting truckers, and no delays at marine terminal gates. Chris Lytle, Oakland’s executive director, intends to do everything possible to maintain fluid operations after weeks of sporadic work stoppages by longshoremen and protests by harbor truckers over slow turn times and pending environmental requirements.
20 Aug 2013
All of the marine terminals at the Port of Oakland were back in operation by mid-morning Tuesday following more trucker demonstrations and a claim by dockworkers that the trucker pickets presented a health and safety issue at one of the terminals.