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Longshore worker hospitalized after containers collapse at Port of Oakland

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 [...]

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Cargo containers from bankrupt Hanjin create expensive problem at Port of Oakland

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 [...]

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Hanjin bankruptcy widens port disruption

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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Korean shipping company's bankruptcy creates mess at Port of Oakland

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From KGO-TV:

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 [...]

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Port of Oakland sees busiest month in 10 years

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 [...]

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Port of Oakland cargo up 6 percent from a year ago

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 [...]

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Port of Oakland survey: night gates best way to spread workload

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 [...]

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Oakland officials vote to ban coal handling and storage at new shipping terminal

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 [...]

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Port of Oakland to continue nighttime operations with help of new box fee

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 [...]

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California State Senate approves bill restricting taxpayer funding for Oakland-style coal projects

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. [...]

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Vintage Longshore pics featured in Bay Area art exhibit

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 [...]

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Port of Oakland terminal: appointments mandatory for imports

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 [...]

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Port of Oakland announces new app for truckers

FYI from a Port of Oakland news release:

Port of Oakland Press Releases, Seaport May 18th, 2016

Oakland, Calif. – May 18, 2016: A groundbreaking mobile phone app developed for the Port of Oakland to aid harbor truckers is now live. The Port said today its DrayQ feature is available at Apple and Google app [...]

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Port of Oakland export rebound now at four straight months

An export rebound continues to build steam at the Port of Oakland. The Port said today that containerized export volume increased 7 percent last month from a year ago. It was the fourth consecutive month of increases in Oakland.

The Port said that 2016 export volume is up 16.3 percent through April. That’s welcome news [...]

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Port of Oakland extends subsidies for off-peak hours

From the Wall Street Journal:

The Port of Oakland is extending a temporary program subsidizing evening and Saturday gate hours, saying the longer daily schedule is the only way to keep cargo moving through the port.

Port officials said the extended hours allowed the port’s largest terminal, Oakland International Container Terminal, to handle as many [...]

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