FreightWaves Flashback: Oakland targets intermodal

The Supply Chain Journal

In this week’s edition, from the May 2002 issue of American Shipper (virtual page 90) , FreightWaves Flashback looks back at the Port of Oakland’s master plan to compete with Los Angeles and Long Beach. BNSF operates the new Oakland International Gateway terminal.

Amid freight congestion, Matson launches fast-boat service to Oakland

The Supply Chain Journal

The China-California Express (CCX) will have a 12-day transit time from Shanghai direct to the Port of Oakland, with a Ningbo departure taking 14 days. The scheduled rotation is Ningbo-Shanghai-Oakland-Long Beach-Honolulu-Ningbo, the carrier said in a marketing sheet sent to customers. .


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Port of Oakland tests drayage with Class 8 Peterbilt electric trucks

The Supply Chain Journal

Ten Class 8 Peterbilt Model 579EVs running drayage in the Port of Oakland illustratrate two facts of heavy-duty electrification: Class 8 Battery-electric trucks are for real. Photo: Port of Oakland). “It’s Peterbilt Model 579EV Port of Oakland Shippers Transport Express

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Oakland is an economic engine for northern California

The Supply Chain Journal

The port of Oakland, California was the first important port on the West Coast of the United States. The estuary that the Port of Oakland was constructed on and around was originally only 500 feet wide and had a depth of only 2 feet at low tide. Photo: Port of Oakland).

Final innings are coming soon on the fate of Oakland’s Howard Terminal

The Supply Chain Journal

Deciding the future of the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal and whether it might disappear to make way for a baseball stadium is in what looks like the end game of the long process. Unlike the east Oakland site, it is not served with a close-by station on the BART rapid transit system.

Fire-damaged container ship being towed to Port of Oakland

The Supply Chain Journal

A container ship damaged by fire off the coast of California is being towed to the Port of Oakland. The NYK Delphinus was about 50 miles west of the coast of Monterey, California, en route from the Port of Vancouver to Oakland, when the crew reported an engine fire to U.S.

Oakland Tops L.A. Area as Ships Inundate World’s Ports

Supply Chain Brain

It’s hard to predict when normality will return

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 29, 2022)

Talking Logistics

Robinson drone delivery Drone Express FedEx Flexport IMF Landstar Manhattan Associates Nolan Transportation Group Port of Oakland Rotterdam port supply chain news Tive Tag Union Pacific UPS West Coast ports WinsupplyIt’s the last Friday in July and I’ve yet to go to the beach.

California’s massive container-ship traffic jam is still really jammed

The Supply Chain Journal

Peak shipping season is coming soon — and the “parking lot” of container ships stuck at anchor off the coast of California is still there, with Oakland surpassing Los Angeles/Long Beach as the epicenter of congestion. Congestion woes in Oakland.

The West in Want of Workers: Oakland's Port Labor Shortage & The Supply Chain


West Coast ports are starting to improve congestion issues, but Oakland faces a potentially disastrous labor shortage that threatens to slow progress. Oakland’s Labor Dilemma. Oakland has seen a rise in container volumes starting in March as shippers began moving back to West Coast ports. The effects of the labor shortage are beginning to become visible at the Port of Oakland as ships are being forced to remain at anchor for up to 36 hours before being unloaded.

US ports face peak-season ‘gridlock plus’ as anchorages fill

The Supply Chain Journal

In the second quarter, as congestion temporarily eased in Southern California, the numbers grew in Northern California: in San Francisco Bay off Oakland, and in the Pacific, where a large number of container ships were drifting, awaiting Oakland berths.

OceanWaves: How to navigate the port congestion minefield

The Supply Chain Journal

Some extra loaders were also sent to Oakland. While Oakland was very congested two months ago, last week there were nearly zero [vessels at anchor]. This fireside chat recap is from FreightWaves’ OceanWaves Summit.

Container shipping’s stranger-than-fiction first half of 2021

The Supply Chain Journal

Around 20 container ships remain at anchor off Los Angeles/Long Beach, with waiting time of about a week, but the bigger problem now is in Oakland. The pileup of container ships anchored and drifting off Oakland remains as bad as ever.

US imports could stall as demand overwhelms trans-Pacific capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

However, dozens of ships remain at anchor along the California coast , in San Pedro Bay off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and in San Francisco Bay and drifting in the Pacific Ocean off the Port of Oakland. import demand remains historically high.

Advantages of the Port of Oakland for Import Freight

West Coast and California Logistics

As with a well-crafted indie film, however, the Port of Oakland should not be overlooked. Just as Hollywood blockbuster films get more notoriety than independent films, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach tend to get all the attention when it comes to the movement of inbound container freight to the West Coast. After all, these ports are the busiest in the U.S. and have set new volume records yet again in 2017.

California Port Reopens as Protesters Moved to New Site

Supply Chain Brain

California’s Port of Oakland has fully resumed operations after truckers protesting a gig-work law blocked access for five days and disrupted the flow of goods at the key shipping hub

Port Congestion in the US And Its Effects on Supply Chains

All Things Supply Chain

The port authority of Oakland recently reduced the free wait time for shipping containers from seven to four days. The reason? – Port Congestion.

Competing on Data


Something that I like to call the 'Oakland Athletics Effect'. Analytics Business Intelligence Posts Supply Chain baseball benchmarks Boston Red Sox Brad Pitt Competing on Analytics competitive edge laggards leaders MIT MIT Sloan Moneyball Oakland Athletics strategic planning The Analytics Mandate Thomas Davenport

Supply Chain News on US Gets First Stop Ever from New Generation of Megaships, but Ports ae Far from Ready for Regular Service

Supply Chain Digest

Giant CMA CGM Ship Visits Port of Los Angeles, Heads to Oakland, but Major Systemic Changes Needed, Drewry Says

What’s Behind the Supply Chain Analytics Revolution?

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently read a Wall Street Journal article on a tech-driven revolution in sports, written by Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager most well known as the character played by Brad Pitt in the movie Moneyball. […]. There is a seemingly endless amount of information on the current analytics and big data revolution in business.

This Week In Logistics News (July 12 – 18)

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this week I read a Wall Street Journal article on a tech-driven revolution in sports, written by Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager most well known as the character played by Brad Pitt in the movie Moneyball. I found the article interesting and I believe it touched on key points in the development […]. The post This Week In Logistics News (July 12 – 18) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives.

This Week in Logistics News (July 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

Trucker protests shut down Port of Oakland terminals. The Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) management closed operations on Wednesday at the Port of Oakland due to the independent trucker protests over California’s gig worker law, known as AB5. The future is here.

Yantian Port Congestion: How Can Shippers Navigate Another Major Supply Chain Disruption?

CH Robinson Logistics

A good example of how this plays out is in the case of congestion at the Port of Oakland. Over the last few months, as the delays at the LA port were mounting, carriers started diverting sailings to Oakland.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Jan. 4, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

US PMI Very Strong in 2017, Construction to Start on New Logistics Hub in Port of Oakland, Nucor Thinks Supply Chain in Building New Steel Plant, Many Unhappy Returns in Retail

This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

How Shanghai’s lockdown is dampening Port of Oakland volumes. The Port of Oakland reported cargo in April dropped 7 percent compared to the same period a year ago due to factory and port shutdowns in China. One of the issues with electric cars thus far has been the life of the battery.

Container sector is so hot that ships rent for $200,000/day

The Supply Chain Journal

Euroseas (NASDAQ: ESEA ) confirmed this week that it chartered its 2009-built, 4,250-twenty-foot equivalent unit container ship Synergy Oakland for 60-85 days at a gross rate of $195,000-$202,000 per day starting in the second half of October.

C.H. Robinson announces drayage congestion surcharges

The Supply Chain Journal

The notable exceptions were Norfolk, Virginia, and Oakland, California, where the incremental fees will not be assessed. Freight broker C.H. Robinson said it would begin levying drayage surcharges in September due to worsening congestion at U.S. ports. “As

The Year the Ports Stole Christmas? Hopefully Not.

Logistics Viewpoints

Source: Ports of LA, Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle-Tacoma. LA and Long Beach account for the majority of west coast port volumes, approximately 75 percent of the volume (LA, Long Beach, Oakland, and Seattle-Tacoma) in September 2021 – the most recent month on record.

Ship carrying auto parts sinks off Japan coast

The Supply Chain Journal

Fire-damaged container ship being towed to Port of Oakland. A search is ongoing for three crew members reported missing from a roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) vessel that sank off the coast of Japan early Friday morning. The MV Byakko sank at about 2:40 a.m.

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Congestion persists at rail terminals servicing imports

The Supply Chain Journal

Import rail loads are also taking longer to move off the terminal at the Port of Oakland, while rail car shortages to get imports off the dock is a major contributing factor to the overall congestion at the Port of Seattle, Hapag-Lloyd said.

DOE/EIA price posts small increase, now up 11 consecutive weeks

The Supply Chain Journal

Final innings are coming soon on the fate of Oakland’s Howard Terminal. The benchmark Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration weekly diesel price has now risen for 11 consecutive weeks. In the latest update, posted effective Monday, the price rose 0.07

Diesel Prices Keep Climbing, Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) Passes with Attempt to Lower Shipping Costs

Intelligent Audit

Exporters using refrigerated containers will get $400, and shippers in Oakland can receive an extra $125 for each pickup of an empty container.” The freight market is continually evolving and reflective of the changes in global trade.

Study: Biodiesel packs major health and economic benefits

The Supply Chain Journal

Seattle and Everett, Washington, Denver, and the California cities of Wilminton, Carson and West Long Beach, San Bernardino, South Fresno and West Oakland were evaluated using 70-year-exposure-period models.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

USDA funding supports Port of Oakland pop-up container yard. Earlier this week, the Port of Oakland said it is defraying its rising costs through new funding from the U.S.

FreightWaves Classics: Fix U.S. bridges! (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake that struck Oakland, California on October 17, 1989. It replaced an earlier single-deck viaduct that had been built in the 1930s as one of the approaches to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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UP temporarily stopping eastbound container service to Chicago

The Supply Chain Journal

The suspension applies to UP-served terminals at the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, California, and Tacoma, Washington.

OOCL vessel blamed for crane collapse at Taiwan port

The Supply Chain Journal

Fire-damaged container ship being towed to Port of Oakland. An empty vessel struck a laden cargo ship and caused the collapse of a gantry crane, damage of another as well as more than two dozen containers and the injury of a worker at the Port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan on Thursday.

MSC warns of international intermodal impacts on West and East coasts

The Supply Chain Journal

BNSF didn’t place these restrictions at the ports of Oakland, California, and Tacoma, Washington, MSC added. Ocean carrier MSC reports that U.S. freight railroads have started to reduce import rail traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as New York as the U.S.

Borderlands: Mexico remains top US trade partner, Canada No. 2

The Supply Chain Journal

ports along the West Coast, such as the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland. ports on the West Coast is insane, especially in Oakland,” Canavati said. Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade.

Real-world autonomy: Navigating a traffic jam and a crash scene

The Supply Chain Journal

With the autonomous system engaged, the 2020 Peterbilt 579 exited a parking lot, drove about five blocks on surface streets and entered an I-880 on-ramp at Hegenberger Road in Oakland, following a route around the East Bay. SAN LEANDRO, Calif. —