US ports can follow the lead of West Coast ports, which have developed a smart strategy to prepare several weeks in advance for sudden surges or drops in cargo volumes.
Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland is a major gateway for U.S. exports, particularly agricultural exports. The port is in the midst of a major transformation of the former Oakland Army Base that will create a large logistics hub adjacent to the water.
20 Jun 2018
SSA Marine’s 24-year lease extension in Oakland will open the door to increased investments in marine terminal and related infrastructure improvements that beneficial cargo owners should see reflected in more efficient operations at Oakland’s largest container terminal.
24 May 2018
The Oakland Portal that the Northern California port launched Thursday will help beneficial cargo owners, terminal operators, truckers, and other port users share shipment information on a single platform rather than having to access dozens of different websites.
31 Mar 2018
West Coast ports have taken the lead in breaking down the barriers to information sharing by establishing information portals that will allow all port users to access the shipment data they need in a secure environment. This development promises to accelerate productivity.
12 Mar 2018
The LA and Oakland information portals are expected to spread to other US ports.
09 Feb 2018
After a substantial gain in 2017, retailers are forecasting another increase in US container import volume in 2018, as container lines and beneficial cargo owners prepare for annual trans-Pacific rate and service contract negotiations.
31 Jan 2018
The expansion of marine terminals, construction of a Cool Port and a Seaport Logistics Complex assure BCOs that Oakland not only has the physical capacity, but also the support structures needed to enhance cargo velocity, the port director said.
12 Jan 2018
The Port of Oakland is urging truckers to apply for roughly $65 million in state funding to update their trucks.
28 Nov 2017
The Port of Oakland Commission on Thursday is scheduled to take its second and final vote on the CenterPoint agreement.
10 Nov 2017
“The future is at hand.”
02 Sep 2017
The SSA-run Oakland International Container Terminal, which now handles 75 percent of the cargo at the port, showcases how Oakland has emerged after four years of painful transition.
29 Aug 2017
US exporters using West Coast ports are paying extra to work around shorter delivery windows.
26 Aug 2017
Oakland terminals get full complement of workers Saturday after ILWU Local 10 counter-demonstration is called off
25 Aug 2017
Six container ships, an auto carrier, and a cruise ship are due to be worked on Saturday.
24 Aug 2017
ILWU Local 10 will protest at conservative group's rally Saturday, but cargo-handling at Port of Oakland is expected to proceed as usual.
16 Aug 2017
A new bilateral agreement could open China’s huge market to US rice as early as next year.
10 Aug 2017
Will the vote be remembered as a narrow, ultimately inconsequential act, or a turning point premised on a message to the union leadership that something needs to change?
03 Aug 2017
Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland may be able to meet regulatory goals for zero-emission cargo-handling equipment at a fraction of the cost initially forecast.
28 Jul 2017
The subject of a contract extension was first raised in March 2015 at the JOC’s annual TPM Conference.
29 Jun 2017
Maersk Line says it is close to bringing its operations back to normal after a massive cyberattack.
09 May 2017
Disruption from the new carrier alliances just now being felt at West Coast ports and could begin as early as next week on the East Coast.
01 May 2017
Extending the ILWU contract into 2022 would guarantee BCOs labor peace on the West Coast for the next five years.
10 Apr 2017
Repurposing port properties for anciliary services helps Oakland to curb congestion.
03 Apr 2017
"Customers change over $50 a container.”
23 Mar 2017
The fee proposed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District on March 3 would generate as much as $1.1 billion annually.
21 Feb 2017
Marine terminals encouraged to engage with truckers in order to improve turn times.
25 Jan 2017
Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland are spending millions and implementing process improvements to protect market share.
13 Jan 2017
The Port of Oakland projects that in 2017 it will grow faster than the growth projected for the rest of the West Coast as whole.
14 Dec 2016
November was a big month for US imports.
01 Dec 2016
Trucker appointments and extended gate hours gaining favor in Oakland.
03 Nov 2016
A solid performance by the Northwest Seaport Alliance in September and year to date indicates that Seattle and Tacoma may have regained regional market share from the Canadian ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
02 Nov 2016
Discussions between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association about a possible extension of the West Coast waterfront contract apparently ended on a positive note.
01 Nov 2016
Negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association on Tuesday opened two days of talks on a possible extension of their coastwide contract.
01 Nov 2016
The tightrope that California ports must walk in balancing the commercial needs of their private-sector tenants with the demands of state and local environmental regulators played out last week at events in Oakland and Los Angeles-Long Beach.
19 Oct 2016
Cargo interests can be assured of stability at Northern California's Port of Oakland.
14 Oct 2016
TraPac plans to nearly double the size of its marine terminal at the Port of Oakland.
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