Container traffic at West Coast ports declined 3 percent in October compared to the same month last year. Imports were down 4 percent and exports dropped 2 percent.
Port of Oakland
25 Oct 2013
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach together this year will spend more than $1 billion for deeper channels, taller cranes, terminal automation, intermodal connectors and environmental enhancements, and most of the record spend is being driven by bigger ships.
24 Oct 2013
West Coast ports today are capable of handling the water and landside demands that the current generation of big ships are making on their infrastructure, but they must spend billions of additional dollars to accommodate even bigger container ships that will call there in the next few years.
24 Oct 2013
The Port of Oakland is one of the busiest reefer ports in the country. That it’s close to California’s Central Valley growing area and the last port of call for a number of carriers before vessels head back to Asia are two of the main reasons for its reefer growth.
22 Oct 2013
All terminals at the Port of Oakland are operational today, after protesting truckers shut down much of the port yesterday, according to Jean Banker, deputy executive director and acting maritime director.
22 Oct 2013
Port of Oakland managers were bracing for possible trouble Tuesday morning, uncertain whether protesting truckers who shut much of the port down on Monday would return to disrupt operations for a second day.
03 Oct 2013
The Port of Oakland will leverage one of its greatest strengths, its deep harbor, and will improve its marine terminal productivity, in order to grow the port’s cargo base, Executive Director Christopher Lytle said Thursday.
02 Oct 2013
Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle will meet with harbor truckers, terminal operators and other stakeholders Thursday in an attempt to head off a possible week-long disruption threatened by owner-operators.
01 Oct 2013
West Coast ports in August enjoyed a welcome bump in container traffic after seven months of lackluster performance this year.
29 Aug 2013
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have realized unprecedented reductions in harmful diesel emissions, especially from trucks, since the unveiling of their joint Clean Air Action Plan in 2006. Now they anticipate significant emissions reductions from vessels.
22 Aug 2013
The Port of Oakland was operating smoothly Thursday, with no sign of protesting truckers, and no delays at marine terminal gates. Chris Lytle, Oakland’s executive director, intends to do everything possible to maintain fluid operations after weeks of sporadic work stoppages by longshoremen and protests by harbor truckers over slow turn times and pending environmental requirements.
20 Aug 2013
All of the marine terminals at the Port of Oakland were back in operation by mid-morning Tuesday following more trucker demonstrations and a claim by dockworkers that the trucker pickets presented a health and safety issue at one of the terminals.