From the Maritime Herald:
TraPac, which is port operator subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), will double capacity of its marine terminal at Port of Oakland. The company reached an agreement with the port authorities for acquisition of another two berths and additional 57 acres of land for 14 years, which will double the capacity [...]
From the San Francisco Business Journal:
The Port of Oakland has a major backlog of empty shipping containers from now-bankrupt South Korean shipping company Hanjin, which is preventing the port from freeing up those chassis bases for other shipments.
“Port of Oakland has about 900 Hanjin empties right now and we anticipate another 300 [...]
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The Port of Oakland says it’s a lot better than it used to be now that an experimental night operation is now permanent.
The expanded schedule brings Oakland in line to compete directly [...]
From NBC Bay Area:
A longshore worker at the Port of Oakland was taken to a hospital Sunday after he was rescued from a vehicle trapped underneath two containers, a port spokesman confirmed.
Just before 9 a.m., firefighters responded to the 1700 block of Middle Harbor Road, the Oakland Fire Department told the East Bay [...]
From ABC 7:
For the first time since last month, a Hanjin cargo vessel is arriving at the Port of Oakland, almost two weeks to the day since the South Korean shipping company declared bankruptcy.
“They’ll have to pay the cargo handling fee in order to retrieve those containers but they will have the ability [...]
The Port of Long Beach (pictured) is just one of many ports no longer accepting new Hanjin imports or exports. Credit: Port of Long Beach
From Port Strategy:
The bankruptcy of the Hanjin Shipping line is already causing turmoil at ports in the US and beyond; cargo continues to be delayed at the point [...]
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South Korea’s biggest shipping line has declared bankruptcy and it’s created a mess at the Port of Oakland.
With Hanjin now bankrupt, shipping terminals aren’t accepting the containers, unless someone pays up [...]
July was the busiest month for the Port Of Oakland in the last 10 years, port officials said Monday.
Last month the port handled the equivalent of 223,619 20-foot cargo containers – the most since it handled 227,996 20-foot containers in August 2006.
Cargo volume has gone up across the board and may signal [...]
The Port of Oakland’s total cargo volumes are up 6 percent over the same period a year ago. The Port reported that terminals handled 1,152,608 TEUs between January to June 2016. A TEU is a 20-foot equivalent unit, which is a standard measure in the container shipping industry. During the same period in 2015, the [...]
From the American Journal of Transportation:
Weeknight shifts are the best way to spread the workload at the Port of Oakland. That’s the view of shippers and those who move their cargo, according to a Port survey released this week. The good news: The Port’s Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) is listening.
OICT, Oakland’s largest [...]
From the Wall Street Journal:
The Oakland City Council voted Monday to ban the handling and storage of coal and coke at the city’s terminals and bulk material facilities. The unanimous vote came after a long, packed city council meeting; advocates and opponents of the ban demonstrated outside. A second, largely procedural, vote is expected [...]
The Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal will levy a $30 fee per movement of all loaded containers to fund the continuation of night operations at the terminal after a $1.5 million port subsidy expires later this month, the port has announced.
The fee imposed by the Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) will be the [...]
For the second time in two days, the California Senate approved a bill by Sen. Loni Hancock to block projects like the one that threatens to make Oakland the largest coal exporter on the West Coast.
Specifically, SB 1279 states that the California Transportation Commission will not allocate state funds for projects proposed after Jan. [...]
From the San Jose Mercury News:
“Working Hands,” a photo exhibit that captures laborers at work, opens Saturday in Hayward.
The exhibit features photographs of Oakland longshoremen on the waterfront by Frank Silva and images of farm laborers and workers at a recycling plant by David Bacon.
There will be a free public reception [...]
Shippers sourcing their goods out the Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal will soon need to make an appointment with drayage providers before their cargo is released.
Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) said it’s making appointments mandatory for most containerized import pick-ups beginning June 6. It means harbor truckers usually won’t be able to drive [...]