Port of Oakland Scores $4 Million Zero-Emissions Grant

Port of Oakland Scores $4 Million Zero-Emissions Grant

The Port of Oakland has secured a $4 million federal grant toward its zero-emissions efforts, the Northern California seaport announced April 29. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration grant is expected to pay for five Class 8 heavy-duty electric trucks, an electric street sweeper, an electric pickup truck and electric vehicle chargers for the port and tenant Eagle Rock Aggregates. The money would fund nearly 80% of the $5.1 million project. “With this grant … the Port of Oakland will improve the quality of life for workers and families impacted by pollution from idling trucks while building a…
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Port of Oakland Cargo Volumes Up Significantly in March

Port of Oakland Cargo Volumes Up Significantly in March

The Port of Oakland saw cargo volumes grow by double digits in March, according to data released by the port April 24. The Northern California seaport moved 19.1% more cargo overall last month than it did in March 2023, handling 202,816 TEUs, the data show. For the fifth straight month, full imports at the port rose year over year with a 38.4% spike from March 2023, moving 83,483 imported TEUs last month, a result of “rising incomes and rising net worth among consumers in major Northern California markets,” the port said in a statement. Loaded exports also climbed for a…
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Port of Oakland No. 1 in Annual Reefer Cargo

Port of Oakland No. 1 in Annual Reefer Cargo

The Port of Oakland moved $7.1 billion worth of refrigerated cargo in 2023, making it No. 1 in TEU volumes for reefer exports in the U.S. last year, the port announced Feb. 21. The Northern California seaport saw its reefer export numbers rise by 4.1% last year to 18.3%, while the nation’s total volumes for reefer exports tumbled by 20%. The port added that it has ranked first among U.S. seaports in international reefer export TEUs for seven straight years, moving perishable products such as beef, pork, fruit, dairy and vegetables, the port’s top reefer exports to overseas destinations such…
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Oakland, Yokohama Ports Commit to Green Shipping Corridor

Oakland, Yokohama Ports Commit to Green Shipping Corridor

The Port of Oakland and the Port of Yokohama in Japan have signed a Green Shipping Corridor Memorandum of Understanding that allows both seaports to further their efforts to decarbonize the trade route between them, the Northern California port announced Oct. 20. Both ports are expected to discuss ways to lower emissions through the development of low carbon and zero-emissions cargo handling equipment and vehicles, as well as fuel alternatives. The ports have a history of partnership that dates back to May 2, 1980, when they first became sister ports. Oakland is a major gateway for Asia, especially Japan, the…
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Port of Oakland, Japanese Officials Discuss Decarbonization Efforts

Port of Oakland, Japanese Officials Discuss Decarbonization Efforts

Port of Oakland leaders strengthened ties with major trading partner Japan and their joint efforts to green seaport operations during a recent meeting with officials from the Japanese Ministry and the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA). The meeting, revealed by the port on May 5, builds on a March clean energy trade mission to Japan that included the Port of Oakland, which sends 16% of its exports to Japan. On that mission, officials shared ways to address climate change, bolster green energy efforts and develop new investment and trade opportunities. Japan is said to be working toward making all its…
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