Port of Oakland Monthly Cargo Numbers Drop

Port of Oakland Monthly Cargo Numbers Drop

Overall cargo volumes fell at the Port of Oakland in June compared to the same time a year ago, according to new data released by the port July 28. The Northern California seaport processed 163,757 loaded TEUs in June, 1.5% less than the 166,252 TEUs recorded in June 2021. With empties factored in, total volume dropped 2.9% year over year, data show. The port did see a slight 0.5% uptick in import volumes with 95,530 TEUs last month, but the increase was countered by the 4.2% drop in loaded exports. In June, the port handled 68,227 TEUs in loaded exports…
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Oakland Terminals Reopen Following Truckers’ AB5 Protests

Oakland Terminals Reopen Following Truckers’ AB5 Protests

After days of truckers protesting AB5 shut down terminals at the Port of Oakland, the port’s marine terminals are up and running again. “The Port of Oakland has resumed full operations,” Port Executive Director Danny Wan said in a July 25 statement. "We appreciate the independent truck drivers' use of the designated Free Speech Zones and we thank local law enforcement for their continued assistance.” Terminals reopened Saturday, July 23, after hundreds of truck drivers began protesting the implementation of AB5, a state law mandating stronger language for labeling workers as independent contractors. The law that was adopted in 2018…
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Truck Driver Protests Shut Down Oakland Port Terminals

Truck Driver Protests Shut Down Oakland Port Terminals

The Port of Oakland this week saw operations at its shipping terminals shut down after hundreds of truck drivers began protesting the implementation of AB5, a state law mandating stronger language for labeling workers as independent contractors. The law, adopted in 2018, was recently affirmed by the courts after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review it. “We understand the frustration expressed by the protestors at California ports,” Port Executive Director Danny Wan said in a July 20 statement. “But prolonged stoppage of port operations in California for any reason will damage all the businesses operating at the ports…
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Port of Oakland Adopts $480 Million FY 2023 Budget

Port of Oakland Adopts $480 Million FY 2023 Budget

The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approved a 2023 fiscal year budget of $480 million at its June 23 meeting. The Port of Oakland said it anticipates a $35 million revenue increase in FY 2023, and that cargo volume at the seaport is expected to increase 2%. “Our economy has overcome the initial pandemic shock and our employees have done an excellent job containing expenses,” Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan said. “However rising inflation and a threatened recession mean we have to remain vigilant.” “Port operations are supported by a strong and diverse local economy,” the port said…
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Port of Oakland Monthly Cargo Dips Slightly

Port of Oakland Monthly Cargo Dips Slightly

Last month, the number of imports that moved through the Port of Oakland rose 6.7% from the same time a year ago, even as the amount of overall cargo dipped by less than 1% year over year, according to data released by the port Tuesday, July 5. Oakland reported a 0.5 percent increase in May exports year-over-year. The Northern California seaport handled 98,789 TEUs in imports, a win for port officials who pointed to ongoing congestion in the global supply chain. Bottlenecks at some ports and COVID-19 lockdowns at other ports have led to delayed arrivals of cargo to Oakland.…
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Feds, Oakland Seaport Offering Agriculture Exporters Financial Relief

Feds, Oakland Seaport Offering Agriculture Exporters Financial Relief

Agricultural exporters who ship their goods through the Port of Oakland may soon be eligible for financial incentives from the port and the federal government, the port announced June 2. The U.S. Department of Agriculture would directly pay farm exporters $200 for every agriculture container they ship and $400 for every refrigerated container they use and an additional $125 for every empty they pick up at a designated Oakland storage depot, the port said. The port in March opened a new 25-acre paved pop-up storage yard for containers off terminal. “Our partnership with the USDA to open a temporary pop-up…
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Port of Oakland Turning Basin Widening Study Advances

Port of Oakland Turning Basin Widening Study Advances

A study that explores a major infrastructure project that would accommodate much larger cargo vessels in the Port of Oakland has moved forward to its final phase. With the May 31 release of “A Notice of Preparation,” which is needed to start a required environmental review, the Port of Oakland Turning Basins Widening Study advances to the next stage. The port and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District are teaming up to look at a proposal to expand Oakland’s federal turning basins. The port has said that it intends to finish a draft Environmental Impact Report by…
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Port of Oakland Cargo Volumes Down

Port of Oakland Cargo Volumes Down

Factory and port closures in China to curb COVID-19 spread and the resulting impact to ocean carrier scheduling contributed to declining cargo volumes at the Port of Oakland last month, according to new statistics released Friday, May 20. The Northern California seaport reported a 7% drop in total cargo numbers last month compared to April 2021, with imports down by 17% and exports down by 18%. China is Oakland’s biggest trade partner. The closures in Shanghai have delayed imported goods to the U.S., the port said. “U.S. exports have been hampered by vessel schedules thrown into disarray in China,” said…
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Cargo Volumes Fall at Port of Oakland 

Cargo Volumes Fall at Port of Oakland 

Overall cargo volumes last month fell 11% year over year at the Port of Oakland, according to new data released April 20.  In March, imports dipped 3% and exports tumbled 25% compared to the same time last year, according to the port.  Fewer ship arrivals resulted in diminished business last month when only 82 vessels came to the Northern California seaport, down from 93 in March 2021, data show.  Bottlenecks at West Coast seaports and a COVID-19 related port closure in Shanghai also played a factor in reduced cargo numbers, port officials said.  Fewer ship visits also resulted in reduced…
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Port of Oakland to Welcome New Logistics Tenant 

Port of Oakland to Welcome New Logistics Tenant 

PCC Logistics is expected to become a tenant at CenterPoint Landing, a massive new warehouse at the Port of Oakland’s designated Seaport Logistics Complex, the port announced this week.  The company, based in San Leandro, a Northern California city south of Oakland, inked a lease in January for the 27-acre site with CenterPoint Properties, which finished the more than 460,000-square-foot warehouse in 2021.  “This effectively marks the launch of the port’s Seaport Logistics Complex, a long-awaited re-use of land that was once occupied by the U.S. Army,” port Executive Director Danny Wan said. “The warehouse construction supported local jobs and…
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