Containerized import volume continues to grow at the Port of Oakland. Through 11 months of 2014, imports are up 4% from a year ago, according to statistics released today. They increased 2.97% in November, the third straight month of gains over last year.
The Port handled the equivalent of 771,454 20-foot import containers in the [...]
The Port of Oakland handled 207,412 containers at its marine terminals last month, which was the most since August 2013 when 209,138 boxes were received.
September was the busiest month in over a year at the Port of Oakland, officials said Thursday.
Imports coming through the Port’s marine terminals spiked 7.1% in September from [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
The Harbor Trucking Association will explore the possibility of filing a class action lawsuit against terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland as congestion worsens at the California ports, the association announced [last week].
In three identical letters sent to the ports of Los Angeles, [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 19, 2014) – Longshore workers were able to safely enter the gate of an Oakland terminal on Tuesday night and work the ZIM vessel PIRAEUS. Unlike previous shifts over the last several days, the number of demonstrators and police at the terminal’s gate was small, and Longshore workers determined that the [...]
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union were unable to report to work Sunday night at SSA Marine’s terminal in Oakland, Calif., due to volatility associated with a large demonstration and significant police presence at the gates of the facility. In 2005, Oakland police fired rubber bullets in similar circumstances, wounding several longshoremen who [...]
From a Port of Oakland news release:
On Thursday, the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approved a resolution officially ratifying the election of new board officers, which took place at the regular Port Board meeting on July 24, 2014. The Port Board selected Commissioner Alan S. Yee to serve as President, Commissioner Cestra “Ces” Butner [...]
San Francisco’s once-busy Port hasn’t handled fossil fuels — like coal and crude oil — since the 1960s. And if environmentalists have their way, the Port of San Francisco will never see a fossil fuel again.
The City’s Environment Commission passed a resolution Thursday urging the Port to close its docks to the future possibility [...]
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.
Oakland, like Los Angeles-Long Beach, New York-New [...]
Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle has announced that maritime industry leader John C. Driscoll has named as the port’s new maritime director.
Driscoll most recently served as vice president of export sales at CMA CGM (America) LLC, a leading global container shipping group. He started work on Jan. 27.
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The Panama Canal handles around 5 percent of the world’s total trade – in comparison about 7.5 percent moves through Suez. The cost of moving a ship through the Panama Canal has tripled over the past five years to around $450,000 per passage for a vessel carrying 4,500 containers. Many companies are finding cheaper [...]
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.
In an attempt to influence the world’s three largest carriers that will make [...]
Police said they cited about half a dozen people Wednesday morning at the Port of Oakland, where truck drivers pushing for better pay and other changes are holding a protest.
According to Oakland police, specialized units began monitoring the port at about 5:50 a.m. Police were attempting to keep protesters from blocking the entrances to [...]
A group of Port of Oakland truck drivers pushing for better pay and other changes voted Friday to stop work at the port on Wednesday, officials said.
The Port of Oakland Truckers Association, a group representing around 350 truckers, said members voted unanimously for the work stoppage Sunday after meetings with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan [...]
The Port of Oakland Truckers Association announced on Monday that drivers will walk off the job as early as next week if they don’t get financial help meeting new clean-air standards.
The association wants the port to pay an emissions fee of $50 per load to help offset the cost of upgrading, plus a $50 [...]