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 Aug 2013
Marine terminal gates at the Port of Oakland were beginning to reopen at noon Monday following a morning-long blockade by owner-operator truck drivers protesting slow turn times at marine terminals.
Port of Oakland
19 Aug 2013
Changing Oakland’s reputation and making it the preferred port on the West Coast is the mission of newly appointed Executive Director Chris Lytle.
Second Quarter 2011-2013 West Coast Market Shares - U.S. Pacific North West vs. Canada. Source: Individual Ports
18 Aug 2013
West Coast container ports experienced a decline in year-over-year traffic in the second quarter of 2013. Overall throughput to major West Coast ports in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada fell 2.3 percent from 6,114,834 20-foot-equivalent containers in second quarter 2012 to 5,975,881 TEUs in second quarter 2013. Market shares of major Pacific Northwest and Mexican ports were down on the North American West Coast this quarter compared to the year prior. However, ports in Canada and California saw their shares climb in this market.
Cranes at the Port of Oakland
02 Aug 2013
Ocean carriers, struggling to make a profit in the face of overcapacity and declining freight rates, are taking dramatic and sometimes unexpected actions to slash costs. In this environment of frenzied cost-cutting, the proprietary container terminal operated for a single shipping line is becoming an endangered species.
Oakland harbor truckers
31 Jul 2013
Port of Oakland executives are stepping up their efforts to reduce the congestion at marine terminals that has made life miserable for harbor truckers during much of July.
19 Jul 2013
The Port of Oakland’s board of commissioners has approved a resolution that officially ratifies the election of new board officers.
12 Jul 2013
The Port of Oakland’s board of commissioners has unanimously approved a lawsuit settlement that could produce the port’s first super-sized terminal.
12 Jul 2013
A work stoppage that shut down the SSA Marine terminal at the Port of Oakland for one shift this week apparently was in v
10 Jul 2013
When trans-Pacific eastbound spot rates plunged nearly 9 percent in the week ending July 10, it was the latest example that container shipping pricing this year has lost its staying power.
Chris Lytle
08 Jul 2013
Port of Long Beach Executive Director Chris Lytle will leave Southern California this month to assume the Port of Oakland’s top position. Although the ports are only 400 miles apart, the culture, location and leadership needs in Northern California are so different from the Long Beach scene that Lytle might as well be moving to another state.
24 Jun 2013
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was judged the leading gateway for developers and users of industrial real estate in 2012 based upon its consistent cargo volumes and available blocks of industrial space within the immediate port area, according to a report by Jones Lang LaSalle.
24 May 2013
The shocking announcement that J. Christopher Lytle, executive director of the Port of Long Beach, will resign to become executive director at the Port of Oakland is a major loss for the nation’s second largest container port and a huge victory for the Northern California port,
23 May 2013
J. Christopher Lytle, executive director of the Port of Long Beach, will leave in mid-July to take the same post at the Port of Oakland.
20 May 2013
The Port of Oakland’s containerized throughput rose 1.4 percent year-over-year in April, reaching 190,727 20-foot-equivalent units, including both laden and empty containers.
First Quarter 2011-2013 West Coast Market Shares. Source: Ports’ published data
20 May 2013
Canada’s West Coast container ports stayed level in the first quarter of 2013 with the robust growth they experienced last year. When compared with the first quarter of 2012, Canadian ports saw a higher throughput volume in the first quarter of 2013, but a slight dip in West Coast traffic market share.
15 May 2013
The Port of Los Angeles will consider a proposal for automatic, annual general rate increases on Thursday. Oakland will act on the plan next week. Long Beach deferred action until 2014.
container on barge operation at Port of Stockton, Calif.
13 May 2013
Officials at the Port of Stockton, Calif., hope to see barge service start May 16, several years after winning federal funds to build a marine highway connecting it and the Port of Oakland.
06 May 2013
Most, if not all, of the container lines that call at California’s ports are prepared to meet the state’s revolutionary r
01 May 2013
Dockworkers protesting the slow processing of medical claims picketed a terminal at the Port of Oakland Wednesday, one day after a similar action interrupted cargo handling at a terminal in Tacoma.
25 Apr 2013
Washington’s ports led the U.S. West Coast in container volume growth in 2012, according to the recently-released Pacific Maritime Association annual report.
Port of Oakland
19 Apr 2013
The Port of Oakland’s containerized throughput dropped 5.4 percent year-over-year in March, reaching 186,617 20-foot-equivalent units, including both laden and empty containers.
08 Apr 2013
Deborah Ale Flint, Port of Oakland’s acting executive director, will join the California state trade mission to China, which will be led by California’s Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and coordinated by the Bay Area Council.
02 Apr 2013
Port of Oakland staff has provided a progress update on revisions to policy pertaining to members of the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners, including corrective steps to promote accountability.
Oakland container volume, February 2013
25 Mar 2013
The Port of Oakland’s containerized throughput rose 12.4 percent year-over-year in February, according to data from the port.
18 Mar 2013
The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners has approved hiring a new Social Responsibility Division director and a new chief technology officer.
14 Mar 2013
The Port of Stockton, Calif., has selected SSA Marine to manage its terminal for the new M-580 Highway Corridor service.
Chart showing divergent growth at North America's West Coast ports.
28 Feb 2013
Canada’s West Coast container ports saw robust growth in 2012 while for the most part their U.S. counterparts stagnated or declined, according to analysis of each port’s published data. The result is that Canada’s share of total West Coast volumes is growing.
22 Feb 2013
Drayage rates in Northern California could increase 20 to 30 percent this year, driven by a shortage of capacity and incr
05 Feb 2013
Container volumes at West Coast ports increased 4 percent in December, but 2012 overall was a lackluster year as the total of import and export containers increased only 2 percent from 2011.
09 Jan 2013
Japanese carrier Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has announced changes to its APX service, which runs between North America and Europe, and CNY service, which travels between Asia and the U.S. East Coast and West Coast and Panama.
02 Jan 2013
Ocean carrier U.S. Lines has improved cutoff times for its weekly PSW-1 service from Oakland, Calif., and Los Angeles to Australia and New Zealand, starting immediately.
SSA Marine terminal in Oakland.
20 Dec 2012
APL is completing negotiations with SSA Marine to move its Northern California vessel operations from Eagle Marine Servic
20 Dec 2012
Laden container volume at the Port of Oakland fell 4.6 percent in November year-over-year and 8.2 percent from October, to 190,556 20-foot-equivalent units.
11 Dec 2012
James Kwon has agreed to retire as maritime director at the Port of Oakland, effective Dec. 28, following the release of a business expenditures audit that showed improper spending by port executives.
10 Dec 2012
The Port of Oakland on Monday implemented a plan to address lax oversight of business expenditures by port executives and