Containerized import volume increased in June for the fourth straight month at the Port of Oakland. The Port said today it handled the equivalent of 75,780 loaded 20-foot import containers last month. That was up 2.61 percent from June 2014. Oakland import volume has exceeded the previous year’s total in every month since March.
The possibility of coal shipments through a new $500 million shipping and logistics center in West Oakland is turning environmentalists against one of the city’s biggest real estate projects.
Shipping center operator Terminal Logistic Solutions has been in talks with four counties in Utah, which approved a $53 million investment in April to move materials [...]
Excerpts from Hellenic Shipping News:
In addition to adding workers, they agreed to train and promote 100 current workers. That will expand the workforce available to fill positions requiring greater skill and experience.
A buildup of ships and cargo has led Port of Oakland terminal operators to begin hiring 400 new dockworkers, port officials said.
The Journal of Commerce’s take on congestion at the Port of Oakland:
Skilled longshoremen are not showing up for work in the numbers they should be at the Port of Oakland, contributing to vessel backlogs and longer truck turn times, president of the Pacific Maritime Association said.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union contends the [...]
Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners has approved a $470 million Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the Port of Oakland. It takes effect July 1.
The Port budget includes $167 million for capital improvements, including $32 million for continuing development of Port property at the former Oakland Army Base. The Port is constructing a major West [...]
Hapag-Lloyd said that the labor shortages that continue to impact the Port of Oakland have resulted at times in 2-gang limit allocations per vessel by PMA.
“In addition, yard congestion and overutilization of the local chassis pools have further deteriorated turn times causing import cargo to dwell for both rail and local door,” the company [...]
The Port of Oakland handled 213,260 cargo containers in May, making it the port’s busiest month in four years, port officials announced Monday.
May was the third month in a row in which the port experienced year-over-year volume increases. Loaded import container volume increased 4.5 percent and the number of empty containers shipped back to [...]
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reported surges in container volumes in March, as the West Coast starts to recover from months of congestion and union disputes.
The Port of Los Angeles had the second most productive March in its history, handling 791,863 teu, a 17.3% year-on-year increase. Its neighbour, the Port of [...]
Excerpts from a Journal of Commerce titled ‘Long recovery ahead for West Coast ports in aftermath of settlement’:
The tentative coastwide contract agreement that was reached Friday evening by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, while most welcome, is just the beginning of a long process West Coast ports [...]
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From a KGO article titled ‘Commerce Secretary Pritzker addresses West Coast port slowdown’:
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker was in San Francisco taking a tour of a company called Dodocase [...]
The Port of Oakland handled a record 2.394 million TEUs in 2014, two percent more than in 2013. That broke the record of 2.391 million boxes moved in 2006. A 20 percent surge in December import containers contributed to the record performance. The port said for the year as a whole, import volume was up [...]
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 [...]