Port of Oakland

Government, Business

New Executive Director Danny Wan Sees Bright Future for Port of Oakland

Port of Oakland Port of Oakland via Ben Margot/Associated Press

Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan has been a fixture at the port and City Hall for 20 years before being appointed to the top position at one of the nation’s busiest ports in November.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 16, 2019
Government, Business

Port of Oakland Says Exports to Other Asian Nations Surge Due to China Tariffs

Port of Oakland Activity at the Port of Oakland. (Port of Oakland/Flickr)

While the United States is in the middle of tough trade negotiations with China, and both economic powers have imposed tariffs on products entering their countries, other Asian nations and one U.S. port appear to be benefiting.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 26, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Port of Oakland Assures Tenants A’s Stadium Won’t Hurt Business

Howard Terminal in Oakland Howard Terminal at the Port of Oakland by Ben Margot/AP.

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Port of Oakland’s board of commissioners May 13 unanimously approved an exclusive negotiating term sheet that would give the Oakland A’s four years to obtain land use permits, conduct an environmental review and do other preparatory work needed to eventually lease the 50-acre Howard Terminal — one of six marine terminals at the port.

Ali Tadayon | San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
May 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Oakland Port Truck Management Plan Nears Final Approval

Port of Oakland A containership at the Port of Oakland. (Ben Margot/Associated Press)

The Port of Oakland’s West Oakland Truck Management Plan has moved one step closer to final approval.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2019
Government, Business

As Trade Grows, Port of Oakland Gets Shipping Line to Vietnam

Port of Oakland A containership waits to be unloaded at the Port of Oakland. (Ben Margot/Associated Press)

Boosted by extraordinary trade growth with Vietnam, the Port of Oakland will offer a direct line to the Southeast Asian nation. Pacific International Lines will operate the service using vessels that can carry up to 11,900 20-foot equivalent units.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2019
Government, Business

Barbara Leslie Returns to Port of Oakland as Commissioner

Port of Oakland Ken James/Bloomberg News

OAKLAND, Calif. — Barbara Leslie, CEO of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, has joined the Port of Oakland’s governing Board of Port Commissioners, according to a Dec. 13 press release. Leslie worked at the port in 1998 and 1999.

December 18, 2018
Government, Business

Oakland Leaders Craft Truck Management Plan

trucks line Middle Harbor Road waiting to enter the docks at the Port of Oakland. Hundreds of trucks line Middle Harbor Road, waiting to enter the docks at the Port of Oakland. Port and city leaders are drafting a traffic- and pollution-reducing truck management proposal. (TT File Photo)

The Port of Oakland and city leaders are developing the West Oakland Truck Management Plan in an effort to reduce the impact of freight haulers moving through residential areas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Import Surge Drives Busiest August in Port of Oakland’s 91-Year History

Port Oakland Port of Oakland (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

The Port of Oakland on Sept. 13 reported the busiest August in its 91-year history, a record start to its peak season with imports up 9.2% from a year ago.

John Woolfolk | The Mercury News
September 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Tech Platform Consolidates Port of Oakland Data

Port of Oakland Port of Oakland

The Oakland Portal, a new high-tech platform, has been introduced by the Port of Oakland, Calif., to provide a single point for information about its operation, according to the West Coast hub.

May 31, 2018

Port of Oakland Volumes Rise 4.3% in January

Port of Oakland Port of Oakland/Flickr

Container traffic at the Port of Oakland rose 4.3% year-over-year in January to 205,841 industry-standard twenty-foot-equivalent units, or TEUs, with positive turnaround in the export market.

February 20, 2018